I have watched some TV from Japan in NYC (a relatively new enclave of Japanese-Americans is across the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, NJ it's reported. A Zen restaurant on Union Square was once opened when I worked nearby for the archaeologist Joel W. Grossman, PhD, where once around 1945 there was recorded only one Japanese restaurant in all of NYC and a well-known historian reported the first Japanese person arriving in NYC not until around 1870 or so...) and on one of the shows they were discussing available employment for women. For example, coloring animation "cels" at home, and along with the different jobs described, was what I've seen in a similar American film in a library lunch hour in Buffalo, NY, referred jokingly as a "career in ruins". Their archaeology however showed a number of mostly women working with hand hoe excavators for a certain scale of yen per day, that in the upper quarter I'd say of wages described, in what was described elsewhere as about a $1 billion expenditure per year (in US $) by the Japanese in the archeology of their country.
I once worked for Petr Glumac, PhD, in the first "almshouse cemetery" in NYC City Hall Park in 1999 who had just returned from Japan for his private company working on the US military archaeology requirements there, on US base. Another location is currently at issue partly over the rare sea-going dugong, similar to the mostly Florida seen "manatee" (the dugong I remember was noted in the lagoon in Jules Verne's "Mysterious Island") though recently the overlooked historical impacts have been brought up as importantly overlooked in the citing of the US military base. Thanks for this interesting article. Archaeology fieldwork is often in the middle and eleventh hour of things in the public sector, and why it should be planned for. This sounds an interesting development there.