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Toyota to invest $1.3 bil in Indonesia over 5 years

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Japanese people are you reading this? You must be jealous by now. More jobs for Indonesians while less jobs for you.

BOJ hurry up and do something about the yen!

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Makes sense, no point in investing and creating jobs in expensive, unstable, unfriendly China anymore.

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@titaniumdioxide

Welcome to 1970 ! large corporations, Japanese or not, have been outsourcing jobs to other countries for cheaper labor for decades

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Suzuki san, I guess we all have stay in1970 then. Soon There will be no more manufacturing jobs left here in Japan.

Again Japanese people are you reading this????????????? Hurry up rich senior citizens, don't hide your money under the tatami mats. BUY BUY BUY more goods. Spend your $$$. Buy some Toyota prius. This will also help the economy and keep those factories in Aichi running.

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Indonesia also hotbed of fundamentalists. Hope investment makes disciplined workers & consumers of them.

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@Seirei Tobimatsu - Indonesia also hotbed of fundamentalists.

Rubbish, clearly you have not been there. It is quite a dynamic, vibrant, growing economy with 50% of the population under 30 years old and very keen to work.

Sure, it has some issues, but It certainly does not carry the same political and cultural baggage as China.

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Indonesia might be dynamic, vibrant & economy growing, but it's more dangerous than other asia countries, it's homicide rate is 4 times of malaysia, 8 times of china, 20 times of japan, so well take care of yourselves to help your company makeing money when you're working there.

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The investment will create 9,000 new jobs, raising the group’s total workforce in Indonesia to around 41,000, according to Japanese media.

The end of manufacturing inside Japan is near.

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Move out the factories from China to other countries..

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Have anyone been to Indonesia other than Jakarta ? It may be up and coming but most Indonesians cannot afford a car yet. Most families there pile on a motor scooter and if they can afford a car, they prefer German made. Just saying...............

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@oberst

. Most families there pile on a motor scooter and if they can afford a car, they prefer German made. Just saying...............

there's a reason why Indonesian pile on motorcycle & scooter, not true that Indonesian cannot afford a car nowadays, everyone who has stable jobs & income can afford cars with credit help, it just that the traffic & the road situation here are suitable more for motorcycle & scooter, young people mentality are now changing and craving for success so they'll work harder & better in quality too. ^-^ better then the China

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and I as an Indonesian prefer Toyota btw, most cars here is Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Nissan, even the trucks are Japanese.

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Well, I think japanese investing to 3rd world country is more business wise and helpful than just put the money into charitable organization. At lease, this way they make people productive.And giving a job is like a charity. There's this saying if you want to teach or help ur child about life, don't give fish, give him a fishing rod. And I think the Japanese high standard of living is a mileage compare to the other 3rd world country. In this report, we only see the number of digit of the invested amount, but if we look deeper and think of the poor family, children who walks w/ their bare foot, and etc....aware of the family life in the 3rd world, this japaneses outsourcing business venture is no big deal, unless they invest to developed country.....like china!

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Well, I think japanese investing to 3rd world country is more business wise and helpful than just put the money into charitable organization.

How about do BOTH!

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Good bye China, hello Indonesia.

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It's time to Indonesian people to create the self technology, self manufacture, etc.

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It's time to Indonesian people to create the self technology, self manufacture, etc.

They will, probably soon with the help of companies like Toyota, and Toyota will (try to) find another country with cheap(er) labor and/or a more stable political climate.

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This move is right strategy from Toyota. Toyota can supply parts from Indonesia to Toyota factory in Australia where problem with labor problem and costs. Communist mainland China is huge market but also political related risk for Japanese Company too. I expect next move of Japanese manufactures is Burma because Burma is back door to India, China and gateway to Middle East and Africa.

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A very volatile place. The people,and the islands with earthquakes,and tsunamis. Not good IMO.....

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A very volatile place. The people,and the islands with earthquakes,and tsunamis. Not good IMO....

Ahuh. Sounds a lot like Japan....

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Not too surprised by this. Indonesia is a sprawling nation, with millions of people who are willing to work for much less than their counterpart in Malaysia or Singapore. Toyota is wise to slowly, but surely, back away from China.

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Japanese culture is very industrialized. I was born and at very young age i was trained to use steel mills. Welding of all kinds. Most south east asian are only teached with frying pork

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Kobuta Chan Nov. 11, 2012 - 10:47PM JST

I expect next move of Japanese manufactures is Burma because Burma is back door to India, China and gateway to Middle East and Africa.

It is true Myamar or Burma is stragedically located next door to China and India and getway to Indian Ocean. However it is very unlikely Burma will become rapidly successful like China or Singapore. There is a problem with labor unrests and unskilled and undisplined workers. Many Foreign business have just tried to establish the business there. However they are relutant to take more risks in Burma. Working culture in Burma is quite different from China or Singapore or Thailand.

Pls refer the following story and link about high risk of investing in Burma or Myanmar.

Burmese furniture workers on strike

At least 300 daily-wage employees, many of them young women, from the Taw Win carpentry factory, in Rangoon’s Shwepyitha Township have been on strike since October 25 after the factory owner refused to provide an employment contract.

Sadly Myamar workers are heavily unionized. It is not good for business environment. The another labor unrest story is

http://www2.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=18222.

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