Rio de Japano

Kelly, Tim
July 2008
Forbes Asia;7/21/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 13, p39
The article focuses on the worker crisis in the automobile industry in Japan and the problem in recruitment of foreign workers. In Toyota City, where one-third of the 1,400 employers are auto-related, the demand for labor has brought a diversity unknown in most Japanese cities. Foreign-born residents, half of them Brazilian, already account for 3.9% of its population of 420,000. The demand for labor has created tension between business and government.


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