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In wake of ’11 quake, Japanese breaking out of corporate mold

Before last year’s devastating earthquake, college student Tatsunori Hirota envisioned a life as a “salaryman,” one of the nation’s countless tradition-bound corporate foot soldiers in white shirts and black slacks who fill the city’s subways every morning and night commuting to and from nondescript offices.

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  • Headline: In wake of ’11 quake, Japanese breaking out of corporate mold
  • Publication: Business, Pages 23 on 11/12/2012
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