Commentary / Japan Oct 24, 2014

Western media distorts Japan

by Gregory Clark

Those two favorite targets for Western moralizing about Japanese corporate corruption — Olympus (cameras) and Recruit (information) — are back in the headlines. Both typify the shallowness of much Western reporting in Japan.

Business / Corporate Sep 29, 2014

Recruit seeks ¥197 billion in IPO to fund deals

Recruit Holdings Co. and its owners are seeking as much as ¥197 billion in an initial public offering to fund acquisitions. The Tokyo-based company and existing investors are offering 63.6 million shares at ¥2,800 to ¥3,100 each, it said in a filing with the Finance ...

Business / Corporate May 14, 2014

Staffing agency Recruit plans IPO

Staffing services provider Recruit Holdings Co. plans an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as soon as October, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Tokyo-based firm is expected to seek a valuation of more than ¥1 trillion, the people said, asking ...

National Oct 8, 2013

Firms hiring more foreign students

by Kazuaki Nagata

Aiming to secure capable manpower and to grab more business overseas, Japanese companies are increasingly looking to hire foreign people who have studied in Japan, according to a recent survey. The survey, released last week by Disco Inc., a Tokyo-based recruitment consulting firm, shows that ...