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A new program from New York University, set to kick off in April, aims to offer practical classes targeting business professionals in a changing Japanese labor market that is seeing increasing numbers of young workers changing jobs — a phenomenon still uncommon in a system still defined by lifetime employment, a visiting NYU dean said Friday.

“The entrepreneurial skill sets are in huge demand and younger Japanese employees are not staying in jobs as long. Some companies are having trouble finding people with the right skills,” said Dennis Di Lorenzo, dean of NYU’s School of Professional Studies, in an interview.

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