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Migrants look to Asia, the new land of opportunity

More workers turn east as US and Europe shut their doors

Young Indonesian women working as housekeepers gather at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

TOKYO -- Tokyo's Korea Town, Shin-Okubo, is undergoing a wave of disruption. Popping up among the Korean barbecue restaurants and skin care stores are Nepalese eateries fitted with flashing lights and loud speakers for music.

Backed by the roughly 3,000 Nepalese living in the capital's Shinjuku district alone, Shin-Okubo is quickly becoming a "Nepal Town," upending the Korean dominance.

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