Business Leaders: ‘We Must Learn from Toyota’s Move’ – Rafu Shimpo

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Business Leaders: ‘We Must from Toyota’s Move’

A of Toyota Motors USA’s from 190th Street. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

By ELLEN Rafu Contributing Writer

Japanese American business called for a closer look at why Motors decided to move its headquarters and manufacturing out of Southern and suggested that efforts be to ensure corporations are incentivized to here.

Yoshio Lee Aoki, of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of California, commented, “We need information. It’s important to why Toyota made this Of course, corporations can do anything want, but there are always We should look at that

“We need to have more with companies like states Aoki, adding a lot of medium-sized Japanese companies are here. “We need to make they stay.”

“It affects of us) very much,” states “Mike” Okamoto, who heads an firm based in Alhambra. 2014 Nisei Week Festival chair, points “It’s not just one company. companies do business with The effects will be felt the South Bay.”

Okamoto believes that the of living here in Southern may be a factor, especially for expats nationals living and working “Other locations are very very aggressive in inviting he says, pointing out that may even subsidize housing and to establish Japanese language

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David M. Miyoshi, a Los Angeles-based who specializes in setting up international for Japanese and other Asian concurs. “If I was an executive at Toyota, I totally agree with the (to move). It is extremely expensive to do in California, where the focus is toward building jobs, not on companies.

“It’s almost a states Miyoshi, who is active in the American community and a past of the Little Tokyo Lions “The biggest concern is Everyone wants to make a including employees. (Some) even offer free estate, fewer taxes, and the level is lower.”

Miyoshi concludes, “We should learned that lesson Nissan left California.”

In Nissan moved its North headquarters to Nashville. At the time, CEO Ghosn said, “We made a decision to relocate…because of the long-term associated with overall and operational costs.”

In part, Goshn credited the affordable electrical power by the Tennessee Valley Authority a U.S. government owned that assists with development, receives no taxpayer and makes no profits.

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