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Around 65 percent of university seniors in Japan had turned down one or more job offers as of October amid a nationwide labor shortage, an online survey showed Monday.

Of 1,529 seniors who responded to the survey, which was conducted by a career information company in early October, 92.1 percent had received one or more job offers as of Oct. 1 before their graduation next March — up 1.5 percentage points from a year earlier.

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