From The Daily Yomiuri Online, 5/18/12:
Osaka govt finds 110 tattooed employees
The Osaka city government has learned 110 of its employees have tattoos.
The number includes 73 employees of the Environment Bureau, 15 of
the Transportation Bureau and seven from the Public Works Bureau,
suggesting sections involving fieldwork such as garbage collection and
subway operation employ many tattooed workers, officials said Wednesday.
The findings were based on a survey conducted this month of about 34,000 employees, excluding teachers.
The city government plans to establish rules on tattooing for
workers. It will also instruct employees to keep their tattoos out of
sight during work hours and is considering relocating tattooed
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