Yutaka Takikawa

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Firms send new hires out to gain street smarts

Jul 3, 2013

Firms send new hires out to gain street smarts

An increasing number of Japanese companies are introducing practical experience-based training programs for new employees to boost their confidence. Ikai Co., a staffing agency based in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, required 57 employees fresh out of school to travel 50 km by hitchhiking as part ...