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More Japanese moving to Malaysia

The “Look East” policy was adopted in 1980 by then Malaysian leader Mahathir, who stressed the importance of emulating Japan’s work ethic and business skills to build a strong economy. About 30 years later, the Japanese are now “looking west.” According to NHK-TV “Foreign News Network” in December and the latest edition of Asahi’s bi-Sunday supplement entitled “Globe,” a growing….Read more

  • January 16, 2013
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Growing presence of foreigners in Japan’s workforce

Mainichi on January 5 focused on foreign college students in Japan who hope to find jobs here after graduation. Some 20% of 37,343 foreign students who graduated from Japanese universities in FY2010 landed jobs in Japan. Such Japanese companies as UNIQLO and Mitsui & Co. are aggressively hiring foreign students in the hope that their unique perspectives will serve as….Read more

  • January 16, 2013
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More young Japanese choose stable, public service jobs over university degrees

NHK’s morning news program “Ohayo Nippon” on December 21 of last year reported that an increasing number of young Japanese students are giving up on obtaining university degrees and instead opting for stable, public service jobs. The network interviewed a civil servant in Kagoshima City who purposely dropped out of college to apply for a job at city hall out….Read more

  • January 16, 2013
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SOCIETY > Women

Can women save Japan?

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde emphasized while in Tokyo last year that women can save Japan because the participation of more women in the workforce would greatly benefit the nation. The issue of women’s social advancement is now in the media spotlight in Japan in the context of its political, economic, and social impact on Japanese society. Fuji TV’s popular….Read more

  • 2013-01-16 15:00:00
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