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: Right after the war, my house in Tokyo was used by an American general and his family. When it was returned to me, it had: flowered wallpaper, three new bathrooms, and four new closets. Americans, I think, are over-devoted to bathrooms and closets. Pete Aron
: Well, we accumulate things. Izo Yamura
: And then you lock them away in closets. And the bathrooms? Pete Aron
: No, no, you don't get me on that one.
: Ah, were you in the war? Izo Yamura
: Yes, and you? Pete Aron
: No, I missed it by a year. Izo Yamura
: In the war, I was a fighter pilot. I shot down 17 American planes. Pete Aron
: Okay. Izo Yamura
: I believe that some things must not be left unsaid. There will come a time when you will ask yourself, "What did he do in the war, this man, Yamura?" Pete Aron
: Mr. Yamura, I like you. Izo Yamura
: Why? Pete Aron
: Well, because... because you come right to the point. Izo Yamura
: In a sense, you are here because you drive a car the way I conduct my business. You come right to the point.
: Some years ago, when I decided to race cars, I tried to buy the Jordan-BRM company. Pete Aron
: Oh yes, I had heard that. Izo Yamura
: Impatience on my part. I also manufacture radios and sewing machines. In order to save time, I wanted a proven product. That was not to be, however. Racing cars are not merely another product. They require great attention if any success is to be hoped for. Pete Aron
: Then that's why you're here. Izo Yamura
: I have been racing my cars in Formula One for two years, and have yet to win my first Grand Prix. I intend to win, by whatever means are open to me. Pete Aron
: That's the right attitude. All you have to do is go fast enough and long enough. Izo Yamura
: And with the best drivers! Do you want a job with me? Pete Aron
: Driving? Izo Yamura
: Driving, of course. Pete Aron
: Who are you dumping? Izo Yamura
: Dumping? Pete Aron
: Ah, which one of your drivers are you getting rid of? Izo Yamura
: Neither one. I am entering a third car. Pete Aron
: That'll be expensive. Izo Yamura
: Yes. Pete Aron
: You've got a driver. Izo Yamura
: My racing headquarters is at Silverstone, in England. Can you be there next week? Pete Aron
: Yes, sir. Izo Yamura
: We must begin to think about - Spa! Pete Aron
: Next week, then. Izo Yamura
: By the way, you are a terrible broadcaster!
[Aron turns and starts heading for the door
] Izo Yamura
: Oh, Mr. Aron, if giving you the job would have meant firing one of the other drivers, would you still have taken it?
[Aron glares at Yamura
] Izo Yamura
: Why do you drive racing cars, or do you not think about it? Pete Aron
: Oh, Mr. Yamura, I don't think there's one of us who doesn't ask himself at least once in the middle of a race, "What the hell am I doing here?" Of course, when it's over, we conveniently forget that we asked ourselves that question. I think about it and a lot of reasons I don't know. Maybe to do something that brings you so close to the possibility of death and to survive it is to feel life and living so much more intensely.