• The Okinawa Times

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Ever since Okinawa was returned to Japan after the end of U.S. occupation 50 years ago, the prefecture’s economy has grown significantly, but it still lags behind the rest of the nation with low per-capita income and high child poverty rates.

Some companies based in Okinawa Prefecture, meanwhile, are working to turn around the situation by raising productivity through human resource development and improvements to management efficiency.

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