Japan's big firms kick off job interviews with 2018 recruits

Jun 1, 2017

Japan's big firms kick off job interviews with 2018 recruits

Japan’s top firms started holding interviews and examinations Thursday as they kicked off their annual recruitment drive for university students expected to graduate in spring 2018. Many of the companies are likely to give applicants informal job offers early this month as they battle ...

Japan's ultralow jobless rate masks grim reality

/ May 31, 2017

Japan's ultralow jobless rate masks grim reality

Employers across the country are scrambling to find staff, unemployment is at its lowest level in more than two decades and the labor market is tighter than it was during the nation’s booming bubble economy years. This should be great news for the world’s ...

Oita hopes international student entrepreneurs will rev up economy

May 26, 2017

Oita hopes international student entrepreneurs will rev up economy

Facing a shrinking population, Oita Prefecture has since fiscal 2016 ramped up efforts to help international students start their own businesses or work locally. With the largest proportion of students from overseas for every 100,000 in population, the prefecture hopes this will help revitalize ...