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Universities call on Keidanren to maintain current hiring rules for students graduating in 2021

  • September 11, 2018
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 3
  • JMH Translation

Representatives from national, public, private universities, and technical colleges held a meeting of their “council on job-hunting issues” (chaired by Saitama University President Hiroki Yamaguchi) at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on Sept. 10. They discussed the decision announced by Hiroaki Nakanishi, chairman of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), to abolish the guidelines on the graduate recruiting schedule for member companies starting with university students to be hired in spring 2021. They agreed that “the current rules should be maintained for the students graduating in 2021.”


Yamaguchi told reporters after the meeting: “The current rules have a minimum impact on the environment for students to study. Suddenly changing the rules is difficult as it will cause confusion.” (Abridged)

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