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If they want, we’re willing to hire them as regular employees and train them to manage their own stores.

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A spokesman for Matsuya Foods Co, which runs a major chain of beef-bowl restaurants. It has about 4,000 foreign workers who make up 20 percent of its workforce.

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Matsuya, you'll make money too off the franchising fees. Don't sound like you have a big generous heart when you have a self interest.

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...while much of the risk and investment will be shifted to the foreigner.

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Matsuya, you'll make money too off the franchising fees. Don't sound like you have a big generous heart when you have a self interest. while much of the risk and investment will be shifted to the foreigner.

As with anyone who wants to join a franchise. Matsuya is simply saying they’ll give foreigners equal opportunity and you have to spin a negative twist to it? I’m aware of the pitfalls and exploitive nature of franchises, but this is not about racism.

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I have to agree with BeerDeliveryGuy

They are providing equal opportunities for foreigners. That's a positive thing. Labor standards are bad here, but that's a different topic that should be discussed in a different thread. For now, good on them for offering to hire foreigners full time and be willing to accept and train them.

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Matsuya, you'll make money too off the franchising fees. Don't sound like you have a big generous heart when you have a self interest. while much of the risk and investment will be shifted to the foreigner.

As with anyone who wants to join a franchise. Matsuya is simply saying they’ll give foreigners equal opportunity and you have to spin a negative twist to it? I’m aware of the pitfalls and exploitive nature of franchises, but this is not about racism.

I never said it was racism. It's about a market which is overly saturated in which what is seen as growth is actually cannibalism. Matsuya is flashing this as an opportunity that it ain't. Who better to market this to than newly rivals who have the least information?

I hope Matsuya is willing to loan out money to foreign workers to help them get their feet off the ground. A descent loan from them would give me confidence.

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