National Geographic : 1990 Aug
Berlin. We saw the terrible communist system col lapse. We had thought we would not see our child again for ten years. We were not allowed to travel. But now after 28 years we can again see the western part of our capital. So we wept for joy. JOACHIM KRAUSE EastBerlin, East Germany I recall in November 1989 many East German refu gees in Czechoslovakia. Then change came like a thunderbolt-the Berlin Wall was broken down. I asked myself, when is it Czechoslovakia's turn? Later that month, I saw it happen in my fatherland. It was incredible for me! I am ecstatic. I wish the people of East Europe wanted not only the West's material life but also its spiritual life. As a teacher I would prefer that. JAROSLAV VAVRA Semily, Czechoslovakia Japanese Women Deborah Fallows shows us the typical life-style and way of thinking of Japanese women. Her article in the April issue is correct in every particular and contains keys to understanding the structure of Japanese society. I'm a Japanese woman doctor in my 30s. I'll go back to Japan next year. Now any one who reads the article will realize a case like me is really an exception in Japan. MISAO NAKAZAWA Overland Park,Kansas an Caravan proves ri al is always Dodge Caravan, the most successful minivan of all time, was just ranked highest incustomer satisfaction of all minivans, foreign or domestic. That's according to J.D. Power and Associates' latest survey of minivans and light duty trucks. And it's an impressive follow-up to last year's customer satisfaction survey when Dodge Caravan was ranked the highest among all American minivans* And now we're out to satisfy even more of you. With up to $1,032 worth of package savings on Caravans** So when it comes to minivans, don't settle for a "copyvan"' Get a real Dodge Caravan. Because the original is still the best. r Advantage: Dodge. *1989/1990 J.D. Power and Associates Light Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction With Product Quality & Dealer ServiceSM Surveys ('88/'89 models). Whew, some long name, huh? **According to our lawyer you can save $150-$1,032 on selected Caravans, depend ing on model and package, based on the list prices of pkg. items if sold separately. And oh yes, please buckle up for safety.