Job-hunting season begins for university students in Japan

NHK -- Mar 02

The job-hunting season has begun for university students in Japan who are set to graduate next year. Companies began offering job briefings to prospective graduates on Wednesday, in line with government rules.

In Tokyo, students attended a job fair hosted by the employment data site Mynavi Corporation. Some 200 companies took part in the event.

A major non-life insurance firm explained features of its flexible work system, such as allowing employees to simultaneously take on jobs in multiple sections.

In a survey by Mynavi last month, 27.7 percent of responding companies across Japan said they planned to hire more students of humanities and social sciences who will graduate next March, up more than 8 percentage points from the previous year, while 29.8 percent said they planned to hire more science graduates, up nearly 7 percentage points. ...continue reading