Seven European chambers of commerce and a trade commission in Japan, backed by the European Commission, will jointly hold the first European Job Fair in Tokyo this month.

The fair hopes to recruit some 500 new Japanese graduates and young professionals below 30 years of age in technical, scientific and business fields for the next fiscal year starting April 1. The fair is designed to meet an increasing demand among European companies operating in Japan for qualified young Japanese employees.

Planning to take part in the fair, which will be held at the Tokyo Trade and Industry Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 18, are 37 companies belonging to the seven chambers of commerce — those of France, Germany, Britain, Belgium and Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland — and the Austrian Trade Commission. Among the 37 companies are Agfa-Gevaert, Japan, Philips Japan Ltd., Volvo Cars Japan Co., Societe Generale, and Electrolux (Japan) Ltd. For further information about the fair, call DISCO Inc. (03) 5228-0260.

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