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An estimated 1.2 million people joined the workforce Wednesday as companies and government institutions throughout the country held entrance ceremonies to welcome their new recruits.

April 1 is not only the first day of work for high school and university graduates, it’s also the start of most academic, business and fiscal years in Japan — the main reason why the “Big Bang” reform of the financial system and other changes went into effect Wednesday.

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