Dec 15, 2013

48% of firms to hire foreign students in Japan in 2014: survey

Nearly half of Japan’s companies expect to hire foreigners studying in Japan next year, according to survey by a job information company. According to Disco Inc., 48.4 percent of the companies intend to hire such students in fiscal 2014, which is 13.2 points higher ...

Oct 20, 2013

Firms hiring more foreign students

Japanese companies surveyed are increasingly looking to hire foreign students from China, South Korea and other Asian countries despite the less-than-rosy political relationships.

Oct 8, 2013

Firms hiring more foreign students

by Kazuaki Nagata

Aiming to secure capable manpower and to grab more business overseas, Japanese companies are increasingly looking to hire foreign people who have studied in Japan, according to a recent survey. The survey, released last week by Disco Inc., a Tokyo-based recruitment consulting firm, shows ...

Aug 27, 2013

Girl-recruiting teacher in hot water

by Tomohiro Osaki

Police have handed prosecutors their case against a 59-year-old Iwate University professor who arranged for four foreign students to work as part-time nightclub hostesses. Masamichi Okazaki arranged job interviews between the owner of a bar in Morioka and the four girls, a Chinese and ...

Jun 22, 2013

Council to help foreign students land Kansai region jobs

Businesses, universities and a local bureau of the industry ministry have jointly set up a council to increase the number of foreigners studying in west Japan as well as job openings for those who graduate. The management council for employment of global manpower aims ...

'Share houses' growing on purpose

May 12, 2013

'Share houses' growing on purpose

by Koichi Tsujimura

While the use of “share houses,” where people with no connections with each other live together, are on the rise in Japan, dwellings occupied by people with a common purpose are also drawing attention. In a quiet neighborhood in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, nine computer ...

Apr 5, 2013

Foreign enrollment in Japanese high schools slumps

The number of foreigners who were enrolled in Japanese high schools for at least three months in fiscal 2011 fell 30 percent from fiscal 2008 to 1,283, according to the education ministry. The ministry said Wednesday that the drop may have been caused by ...

Mar 10, 2013

Colleges to double foreign students

Japan’s national universities intend to double their admissions of overseas students to 10 percent by 2020 and to also increase the number of courses offered in English two-fold to around 24,000. The targets, including doubling the number of students attending overseas colleges to 5 ...