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Toyota North America

Hiroki Yoshimura, Human Resources Senior Advisor
Toyota Motor Engineering &
Manufacturing North America, Inc.

"Toyota's a global company with an open, inclusive environment. Every year, we send thousands of employees around the world to strengthen our team. Each January we also bring people from Japan to our Toyota North American headquarters and area plants. While professionals in their fields, some of these expatriates have never been state-side, so they don't have a first-hand feel for the nuances of life here in the U.S."

"One of our local banking relationships is with Fifth Third Bank. Every year, the Bank sends a team of Japanese-speaking employees to help welcome our expatriates and teach them a little about the American banking system. The Fifth Third Bank staff leaves with a learning experience that develops and fosters a variety of practices that help better serve our employees. Over the years, Fifth Third has dedicated resources to our Georgetown plant, and operates a branch in our Evansville, Indiana plant. Diversity fuels creativity, creativity sparks innovation, and that makes the best kind of relationship."