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First day on the job for Japan's new recruits

Annual ritual on April 1 coincides with start of country's fiscal year

FRESH FACES: Some 910,000 people started new jobs countrywide on Friday, although not all are fresh university graduates, according to Kyodo News agency.


HUNDREDS of thousands of Japanese started their first day on the job on Friday in an annual ritual born from the country's fast-disappearing jobs-for-life work culture.

More than 500 recruits pumped their fists in the air and shouted "yacchae, Nissan" ("go for it, Nissan") at

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