In a steamy Thai factory, soccer ball makers put their stamp on the World Cup

In a steamy Thai factory, soccer ball makers put their stamp on the World Cup - International Herald Tribune, July 2, 2006
...Only about a dozen of the 250 workers who assemble the Adidas-brand balls here are men. And Akiyoshi Kitano, the Japanese supervisor of the factory, said it is better that way. When it comes to production goals, women are much better at handling the ball, he said.
"The ladies are more skillful," Kitano said, adding that their fingers are more nimble and their work more precise...
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