Tepco expects 1,700 to quit by March

Dec 3, 2013

Tepco expects 1,700 to quit by March

Tepco anticipates that the number of employees taking voluntary retirement since the 2011 start of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear crisis will reach an unusually high 1,700 by the end of next March.

Firms send new hires out to gain street smarts

Jul 3, 2013

Firms send new hires out to gain street smarts

by Yutaka Takikawa

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 ...