Hino Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to developing the skills of the technical and service staff within its dealer network by expanding and renovating its national training centre at its head office in Caringbah in southern Sydney.
A significant investment was made by Hino to update the training centre and provide more space and the latest in training and IT equipment for Hino technical and service staff.
Traditionally, Geisha began their training at a very young age. Some girls were bonded to geisha houses (okiya) as children. These girls were referred to as hangyoku and were as young as nine years old. This was not a common practice in reputable districts and disappeared in the 1950s with the outlawing of child labor. Daughters of geisha were often brought up as geisha themselves, usually as the successor (atotori, meaning "heir" or "heiress" in this particular situation) or daughter-role (musume-bun) to the okiya.