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Many Japanese firms turning to one-day internships to secure new grads

Business Jun 7, 2018

Many Japanese firms turning to one-day internships to secure new grads

To secure new graduates in buyers' market, an increasing number of companies are introducing one-day internship programs for job-hunting students. This is because Keidanren, (Japan Business Federation), the nation's biggest business lobby, has scrapped the five-day minimum for member firms' internship programs aimed at students ...

Nissan probe finds misuse of foreign trainees at plants in Japan

National Jun 6, 2018

Nissan probe finds misuse of foreign trainees at plants in Japan

An internal probe by Nissan Motor Co. has discovered misconduct at its plants over the employment of foreign trainees, including forcing them to perform jobs not sanctioned under a government program, a company official said Wednesday. The internal probe found that 45 interns from Indonesia ...

70% of firms pinched by labor shortages, Finance Ministry survey says

Business Feb 1, 2018

70% of firms pinched by labor shortages, Finance Ministry survey says

As Japan's economy picks up speed, 70 percent of its companies are facing labor shortages, a recent Finance Ministry survey suggests. According to the survey results released Wednesday, 71 percent of responding companies said they feel manpower shortages and 67 percent said they experienced shortages ...