10 Years On: Lehman Failure Triggers Lifestyle Changes


Tokyo, Sept. 25 (Jiji Press)--Kunihiro Manabe liked his busy but vibrant workplace despite the long hours he had to put in, sometimes from early morning until late at night.

At the Japanese subsidiary of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers, Manabe was selling Japanese government bonds to financial institutions. He found great satisfaction in winning contracts after making proposals combining various financial services.

When he finished graduate school, he wanted to work at a foreign securities company, aiming to stand on his own in a profession that paid well.

"I enjoyed the job," Manabe, 40, said. "I think I would have worked there a long time if the company hadn't gone bankrupt."

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