More and more highly educated young people from South Korea, which like Japan has a rapidly graying population and needs more foreign labor for its economy, are coming to Japan because it's difficult to find work at home.

Amid high youth unemployment driven by hiring cutbacks at industrial conglomerates, South Korea has become a new source of foreign workers for Japan.

In mid-April, some 40 South Korean job seekers signed up for interviews at a job fair in Nagoya's Nakamura Ward where 17 Japanese firms in the high-tech, manufacturing and retail industries were looking for prospects.