Japanese women still stand low on corporate ladder

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Twenty-five years have passed since the Equal Employment Opportunity Law for Men and Women was enacted to fight gender inequality at the workplace. By this time, people might think that a horde of college-educated women are calling the shots as corporate managers. But the latest Kyodo News survey shows that is hardly […]

Educated Asian Americans Struggle to Find Jobs

Asian Americans may have the lowest unemployment rate of any racial group nationwide, but a new report shows college-educated Asian Americans have a harder time finding jobs than whites. The new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), “Hidden Disadvantage: Asian American Unemployment and the Great Recession,” shows that in the fourth quarter of 2009, […]

Laid-Off Workers at Toyota-GM Venture Feel Betrayed

FREMONT, Calif. — Workers have expressed grave disappointment in General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. after the closing of their joint venture in California left 4,700 without jobs. After some 25 years of operation, the last Toyota Corolla car came off the assembly line at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. April 1. The equally […]

NUMMI’s Closure Marks ‘A Very Sad Day,’ Says Mayor

FREMONT, Calif. — After a quarter-century of production, the last car rolled off the assembly line at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. plant in Fremont April 1 and workers headed home to uncertain futures. “It’s a very sad day for Fremont,” Mayor Bob Wasserman said. Sergio Santos, president of United Auto Workers Local 2244, […]

Japanese Tea Garden Getting Makeover: Japantown Businesswoman Takes Charge of Concessions

It’s a sunny fall afternoon at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. The wooden teahouse, overlooking a small tree-lined pond, is bustling with visitors. The soothing sounds of a waterfall rise up whenever a moment of quiet punctuates the chatter. At one table, a group of four MBA students visiting from Miami, Fla., […]

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