• The Consulate's latest published survey results (2017) indicate that there are 499 Japanese-owned business facilities in Michigan, employing over 40,000 local people, and almost the same number of facilities in neighboring Ohio, but providing direct jobs to over 77,000 people. 

    A quick search for "Japanese bilingual" on job-posting site Indeed.com yields a list of 897 jobs nationwide (https://www.indeed.com/q-Bilinugal-Japanese-jobs.html) , and when searching "Japanese bilingual Michigan," Indeed.com shows are 77 jobs available at this time.

    This compares to just 2 or 9 job postings for "Chinese bilingual Michigan"; 14 posting for "French bilingual Michigan"; and 729 postings for "Spanish bilingual Michigan." 

     

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    Kevin Reynolds
    Kevin Reynolds is a Canadian figure skater born in July 23, 1990. He is the 2013 Four Continents champion, and a member of Team Canada that won a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. In 2017, he won a bronze medal at the Skate Canada International.

    In December 2016, he passed N2 of Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and is now studying for N1, the hardest level in JLPT.

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