Firms target share houses to boost business

Oct 7, 2014

Firms target share houses to boost business

by Asako Takaguchi

Many companies are turning to shared housing as a place to promote products or offer services like job-hunting support. Come on UP Co., a company operating share houses, and Disco Inc., a human resource consultant, both in Tokyo, jointly launched a service for Japanese ...

Aug 2, 2014

More students opt for fifth year

According to a recent survey, many of the 103,000 Japanese students who opted for a fifth year of university study last spring did so to continue hunting for a job.

Oct 26, 2013

Is job hunting a suicide risk?

The stress of job hunting has become so extreme in recent years that one in five college students contemplates suicide during the job-hunting process, according to a poll taken last summer.

Apr 8, 2013

Delay recruitment even longer

A new education ministry team will request that businesses delay job-recruitment activities for university students until April of their senior year.