Tag - job-hunting



Japanese companies are paying higher starting salaries as they struggle to secure young workers.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 9, 2024
Japanese firms boosting pay for young workers is good news for Bank of Japan
If wage gain momentum carries over into this year, the BOJ is expected to end the world’s last negative interest rate regime by April.
University students attend a job fair in Tokyo on March 1.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 3, 2023
University of Tokyo asks firms to stop pressuring job-hunting students
The request by Japan's most prestigious university comes as such practices have become problematic in recent years amid fierce competition for employees.
Jobseekers attend a Business and IT Career Fair at Cape Fear Community College in Castle Hayne, North Carolina, on Sept. 20.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 19, 2023
Biased bots? U.S. lawmakers take on 'Wild West' of AI recruitment
Around 85% of large U.S. employers now use some form of automated tool or AI to screen or rank candidates for hire, according to recent surveys.
LeanIn.Org founder Sheryl Sandberg
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 5, 2023
Women are asking for promotions, but men keep getting them
Women want to be leaders in the workplace, but employers are still passing them by in favor of their male counterparts.
Generative AI will change work for young professionals, but their reasoning skills will still be needed.
Oct 5, 2023
Is ChatGPT coming for entry-level jobs?
If entry-level workers get that much faster and better, won’t companies be able to get by with fewer of them? Maybe.
A building that houses the Tokyo District Court
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 4, 2023
Ex-Recruit employee given 25 years by Tokyo court for raping 10 women
Kenshiro Maruta sexually assaulted the women, including a job-hunting college student, between April 2017 and October 2020.
A recent report showed that the number of career bureaucrats leaving government to join startups had quadrupled over the two years through fiscal 2022.
Aug 8, 2023
Japan’s young civil servants are growing disillusioned
Big companies remain the most popular career option, attracting 34% of those who change jobs.
Yuna Kato says relatives have tried to steer her away from careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 30, 2023
Japan on a mission to attract more women into STEM fields
In the IT field alone, the country is looking at a shortfall of 790,000 workers by 2030, largely due to a severe underrepresentation of women.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2023
Japanese firms wary of students' use of AI in job applications, survey finds
Companies including a machinery-maker and a financial institution said they have decided to ban the use of generative AI in job applications from students.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2023
How remote work connected employees making $19 an hour and $80,000 a year
Corporate employees who don"t want to return to the office face tensions over how their demands compare with those of others who could never work remotely.
Japan Times
May 26, 2023
Over 97% of Japan's new university graduates employed amid labor shortage
The figure is the third highest since 1997, when the government started collecting such data, according to the labor and education ministries.
Japan Times
May 22, 2023
Filling in the cracks: Japan’s shifting perspective on disability employment
The Valuable 500"s Crosby Cromwell discusses best practice regarding disability in business in Japan, and she is optimistic about the direction we are heading in.
Japan Times
May 19, 2023
Get to work: Conquer the mountain that is a Japanese resume
While creating a Japanese resume may seem daunting, it is more just a matter of filling out the sections correctly — even if your Japanese is already above par.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 18, 2023
Government asks firms to work together to stop harassment during job hunts
As Japanese companies hire aggressively, concern is growing over the prevalence of owahara, a form of harassment in which prospective hires are pressured into ending their job-hunt.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2023
Japan firms roll back COVID measures for new recruit welcome events
Businesses are gradually returning to normal after the government revised mask-wearing guidance last month, leaving it up to individuals to decide whether or not to wear masks.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2023
Help wanted: The (sleeper) agent of change
Some Japanese businesses may see layoffs overseas as a chance to hire "agents of change." If you"re one of those agents, don"t expect to revolutionize things too soon.
Japan Times
Mar 24, 2023
Over 30% of major Japanese firms plan to hire more graduates
Competition for human resources is intensifying amid a recovery in economic activity following the COVID-19 crisis.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2023
Tokyo startup tells new hires they need to know ChatGPT for a job
As concerns grow over how the AI tool will affect businesses, LayerX is making it compulsory for new recruits to use the technology and even testing them on it.
Japan Times
Mar 1, 2023
Job-hunting season begins in Japan for 2024 graduates
Prospective employees will compete for jobs amid labor shortages that reflect the normalization of economic activities after a COVID-related slump.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2023
Begging Japanese companies to hike wages is not the answer
Japan’s prime minister is asking employers to pay workers more. He should make the market do that instead.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves