Tetsuo Watanabe

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Foreign workers in tight spot as plants close

Jun 5, 2013

Foreign workers in tight spot as plants close

Successive closures of plants by large domestic manufacturers as part of operational restructuring have left local governments and civilian groups facing serious problems, among them the increase in unemployed foreign workers. A Japanese-language and business-etiquette class for Japanese-Brazilians was started in Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, ...