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Japan's Taiyo Life goes big on hiring in Myanmar's tiny insurance market

Company plans to mobilize as many as 5,000 for door-to-door sales

Street vendors sell vegetables in Yangon. Japanese insurer Taiyo Life sees door-to-door sales as the key to opening up the Myanmar market. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

YANGON -- Japan's Taiyo Life Insurance says it aims to have thousands of salespeople knocking on the doors of potential customers in Myanmar once it gets full approval in a country where the concept of insurance is new to most people.

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