16 Cephei

16 Cephei is a single star located about 119 light years away from the Sun in the constellation of Cepheus. It is visible to the naked eye as a faint, yellow-white hued star with an apparent visual magnitude of 5.036. The star has a high proper motion, traversing the celestial sphere at the rate of 0.174 arc seconds per annum. It is moving closer to the Earth with a heliocentric radial velocity of −21 km/s; this is an ordinary F-type main-sequence star, somewhat hotter than the sun, with a stellar classification of F5 V. It is around two billion years old with a projected rotational velocity of 26.4 km/s. The star has 1.38 times the mass of 2.77 times the Sun's radius. It is radiating 11 times the luminosity of the Sun from its photosphere at an effective temperature of 6,238 K; the star is a source of X-ray emission. There are several 11th and 12th magnitude stars within a few arc-minutes of 16 Cephei, all of them distant background objects. Only one of these is listed in the Washington Double Star Catalog and Catalog of Components of Double and Multiple Stars as a companion

Gung Ho (film)

Gung Ho is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Ron Howard and starring Michael Keaton. The story portrayed the takeover of an American car plant by a Japanese corporation. Most of the movie was filmed on location in the Pittsburgh area with additional scenes shot in Tokyo and Argentina. A short-lived TV series based on the film, followed in 1987; the local auto plant in fictional Hadleyville, which supplied most of the town's jobs, has been closed for nine months. The former foreman Hunt Stevenson goes to Tokyo to try to convince the Assan Motors Corporation to reopen the plant; the Japanese company agrees and, upon their arrival in the U. S. they take advantage of the desperate work force to institute many changes. The workers are not permitted a union, are paid lower wages, are moved around within the factory so that each worker learns every job, are held to impossible standards of efficiency and quality. Adding to the strain in the relationship, the Americans find humor in the demand that they do calisthenics as a group each morning and that the Japanese executives eat their lunches with chopsticks and bathe together in the river near the factory.

The workers display a poor work ethic and lackadaisical attitude toward quality control. The Japanese executive in charge of the plant is Takahara "Kaz" Kazuhiro, a failure in his career thus far because he is too lenient on his workers; when Hunt first meets Kaz in Japan, the latter is being ridiculed by his peers and being required to wear ribbons of shame. He has been given one final chance to redeem himself by making the American plant a success. Intent on becoming the strict manager his superiors expect, he gives Hunt a large promotion on the condition that he work as a liaison between the Japanese management and the American workers, to smooth the transition and convince the workers to obey the new rules. More concerned with keeping his promotion than with the welfare of his fellow workers, Hunt does everything he can to trick the American workers into compliance, but the culture clash becomes too great and he begins to lose control of the men. In an attempt to solve the problem, Hunt makes a deal with Kaz: if the plant can produce 15,000 cars in one month, thereby making it as productive as the best Japanese auto plant the workers will all be given raises and jobs will be created for the remaining unemployed workers in the town.

However, if the workers fall one car short, they will get nothing. When Hunt calls an assembly to tell the workers about the deal, they balk at the idea of making so many cars in so short a time. Under pressure from the crowd, Hunt lies and says that if they make 13,000, they will get a partial raise. After nearly a month of working long hours toward a goal of 13,000—despite Hunt's pleas for them to aim for the full 15,000—the truth is discovered and the workers walk off the job. At the town's annual 4th of July picnic, Conrad Zwart, the mayor of Hadleyville addresses to the people that Assan Motors plans to abandon the factory again because of the work stoppage, which would mean the end of the town; the mayor threatens to kill Hunt, but Willie, one of the workers, insisting that it wasn't Hunt's fault for the closure. The mayor more furious with the townspeople taking Hunt's word over his, abandons the picnic. Hunt comes clean about the 15,000 car deal, he responds by addressing his observations that the real reason the workers are facing such difficulties is because the Japanese have the work ethic that too many Americans have abandoned.

While his audience is not impressed, hoping to save the town and atone for his deception, Kaz, desperate to show his worth to his superiors, go back into the factory the next day and begin to build cars by themselves. Inspired, the workers return and continue to work toward their goal and pursue it with the level of diligence the Japanese managers had encouraged. Just before the final inspection and the workers line up a number of incomplete cars in hopes of fooling the executives; the ruse fails when the car that Hunt had bought for himself falls apart when he attempts to drive it away. The strict CEO is nonetheless impressed by the workers' performance and declares the goal met, calling them a "Good team," to which Kazuhiro replies "Good men." As the end credits roll, the workers and management have compromised, with the latter agreeing to ease up on their requirements and pay the employees better while the workers agree to be more cooperative, such as participating in the morning calisthenics, which are now made more enjoyable with the addition of aerobics class-style American rock music.

Michael Keaton as Hunt Stevenson Gedde Watanabe as Takahara "Kaz" Kazuhiro, the plant manager George Wendt as Buster, a factory worker and Hunt's friend John Turturro as Willie, another worker Hunt's friend Mimi Rogers as Audrey, Hunt's girlfriend So Yamamura as Mr. Sakamoto, CEO of Assan Motors Sab Shimono as Saito Rick Overton as Googie Clint Howard as Paul Jihmi Kennedy as Junior Michelle Johnson as Heather DiStefano Rodney Kageyama as Ito Rance Howard as Mayor Conrad Zwart Patti Yasutake as Umeki Kazihiro Jerry Tondo as Kazuo Robert Hammond as Auto workerBoth Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy turned down the role of Hunt Stevenson. Gung Ho received mixed to negative reviews, has a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Toyota's executives in Japan have used Gung Ho as an example of; this is one of the few films to show the realistic interior of a car factory and its workers performing hectic work on the moving assembly line. Some films use the assembly line as a prop; the Fiat Regata