A few miles down the coast from Yomitan Village, in the town of Chatan, construction workers building Okinawa's biggest hotel, a 24-story complex, begin their day with compulsory exercises (until recently, a method of instilling esprit de corps that was common throughout corporate Japan). Unlike most other developed nations, Japan does not depend on foreign workers to perform hard physical labor. The overwhelming majority, if not all, of these men are Japanese. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 189). This image is featured alongside the Matsuda family images in Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.
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