Record 97% of university graduates land jobs

Business / Economy May 20, 2016

Record 97% of university graduates land jobs

A record-high 97.3 percent of university graduates in Japan were employed as of the beginning of the fiscal year on April 1, according to government data released Friday, reflecting companies' increasing appetite for recruitment. The employment rate of job-seeking university graduates rose 0.6 percentage points ...

Job-hunting season kicks off for university students in Japan

Business Mar 1, 2016

Job-hunting season kicks off for university students in Japan

Amid a lingering labor shortage at Japanese companies, the job-hunting season for university students due to graduate next spring began Tuesday, with company information sessions being held nationwide. Experts said that as many companies are showing a willingness to hire, students will benefit from what ...

Keidanren to rethink timing of annual student recruitment drive

National Sep 15, 2015

Keidanren to rethink timing of annual student recruitment drive

Keidanren plans to revamp its rules on how member firms can conduct recruitment campaigns for university students, sources said. The shake-up comes after some small companies and students complained about a change that came into play this year. This year, the nation's biggest business lobby ...

Website aims to help LGBT job seekers find a comfortable workplace

National May 20, 2015

Website aims to help LGBT job seekers find a comfortable workplace

A sexual minorities support group has launched a job hunting website to help students discover which employers are proactive on issues specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. Information that the LGBT Shukatsu website offers includes the names of companies that hold recruitment seminars ...

Firms use internships to entice top students

Business / Corporate Jan 25, 2015

Firms use internships to entice top students

by Kisaku Seno

Facing fierce competition to attract top university graduates, many Japanese firms are using internship programs as a way to entice students before the official start of the recruiting season, which was recently shifted to March from December. Students in their junior year aiming for the ...

Firms target share houses to boost business

National Oct 7, 2014

Firms target share houses to boost business

by Asako Takaguchi

Many companies are turning to shared housing as a place to promote products or offer services like job-hunting support. Come on UP Co., a company operating share houses, and Disco Inc., a human resource consultant, both in Tokyo, jointly launched a service for Japanese students ...

Editorials Aug 2, 2014

More students opt for fifth year

According to a recent survey, many of the 103,000 Japanese students who opted for a fifth year of university study last spring did so to continue hunting for a job.