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Tight labor market in Japan forces companies to revamp recruitment

Business / Corporate Apr 22, 2019

Tight labor market in Japan forces companies to revamp recruitment

Major firms will begin hiring university graduates year-round, Keidanren said Monday, revamping Japan's long-standing education-to-employment pathway in response to the changing labor market. Keidanren, the country's most powerful business lobby and also known as the Japan Business Federation, will no longer expect its members to ...

Gulf powers promise Sudan $3 billion in latest bailout for ally

Business Apr 22, 2019

Gulf powers promise Sudan $3 billion in latest bailout for ally

Oil-rich Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have just written another check to bail out their latest troubled ally. The Gulf nations on Sunday pledged $3 billion to Sudan after longtime President Omar al-Bashir was toppled this month. In a statement, they said they'll ...

SoftBank gets come-from-behind win over Orix

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 22, 2019

SoftBank gets come-from-behind win over Orix

Seiichi Uchikawa scored the winning run with a seventh-inning homer as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks came back to beat the Orix Buffaloes 3-1 in the Pacific League on Monday, giving rookie pitcher Keisuke Izumi his first professional victory. Izumi (1-0) picked up the win at ...