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Small companies in Japan struggle with hiring as graduates vie for jobs in big firms

Japan's job-to-applicant ratio at a 25-year high at 1.43 for January
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 05:50

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The hiring season for graduating students opened on March 1.

Tokyo

GRADUATE recruitment in Japan looks a bit like a scene from the movie The Matrix.

Hordes of students dressed in identical black suits and white shirts make the rounds of seminars, tests and interviews. 

Even as jobs outnumber applicants, these "Agent Smiths" still

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