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9/24/2000--Tokyo, Japan..Iwao Keiichi founded Way Station in 1993 to help middle-aged managers in career limbo due to Japan's stagnant economy move on. But business quadrupled in the past year as stagnation turned into recession, and companies scrambled to offload excess staff. "If a company fires employees offhand, it becomes a social issue," Iwao says. "But if someone else does it for the company, it works out better and it becomes a new business - like mine."..All photographs ©2003 Stuart Isett.All rights reserved.This image may not be reproduced without expressed written permission from Stuart Isett.