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Japan: Toyota's Kanban System, Applied to Humans

A post by blogger boiledema [ja], offering an alternative perspective on the background of Tomohiro Kato, offender in Sunday's Akiba massacre, has drawn a huge reaction, with over 1200 bookmarks [ja] on Hatena. boiledema suggests that Toyota's system of Kanban production is being applied to human beings, through unstable short-term employment, leading to extreme isolation. Tomohiro Kato worked as a temp employee at a factory under Toyota, although boiledema emphasizes that isolation cannot justify Kato's crime.

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