A group of female college students on Friday submitted a petition to the labor minister demanding that the government improve the job market for new graduates and put an end to discrimination against women.

After handing the petition over to Labor Minister Akira Amari and members of labor committees in both Diet chambers, about 25 group members marched about 1 km through a business district near Shinjuku Station, chanting for the government to secure more jobs for female university graduates.

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