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Japanese firms jumping on 2020 Paralympics bandwagon

Business / Corporate May 19, 2016

Japanese firms jumping on 2020 Paralympics bandwagon

As Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, an increasing number of Japanese companies are throwing their support behind athletes with disabilities. From hiring athletes to developing clothing for them, a wide range of firms are getting involved. Toyota Motor Corp., one of ...

Sweet jobs offered to athletes with star power

National Jun 12, 2014

Sweet jobs offered to athletes with star power

by Tomoko Arima

An increasing number of companies are converting top athletes into full-time employees once they retire because they "have mental toughness and pursue success at any cost." "I wondered if I could work at my desk from 9 a.m. until 5:35 p.m.," swimmer Haruka Ueda, 26, ...