Noriko Hama

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| Apr 17, 2006

'CPE' by stealth: the state of youth jobs in Japan

French students are victorious. They have managed to push the infamous “first-time employment contract” (“contrat premiere embauche”) out of the window. Prime minister Dominique de Villepin, who proposed the CPE idea, is in the dog house. His authority is in tatters and his humiliation ...