The International Confederation of Temporary Work Businesses (CIETT) kicked off a three-day conference Wednesday in Tokyo aimed at examining the temporary employment sector in Japan and other countries.

Some 400 representatives from the personnel service industry — 310 from Japan and 90 from 17 other countries — are set to attend the conference, which is being held for the first time in Asia.

The event features a meeting of CIETT executive members Wednesday, along with lectures Thursday and Friday by CIETT executives and others regarding the current temporary employment situation in Europe and the United States, where services of this kind are advanced.

Hiroshi Ono, president of the Japan Staffing Services Association, and academic experts are scheduled to participate in a forum aimed at scrutinizing problems associated with temporary employment in Japan, including how deregulation should be promoted.

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