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Over 80% of university seniors in Japan secure job offers

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For several reasons, universities should ban recruitment of their students until they are in their last semester.

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Great news! In China, college grads cant find jobs and in the US and the west, college grads are working at starbucks, but in Japan everyone who wants a job has a job. Not bad for a country with fax machines that is run by old men.

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But, the question remains, how many of these students got jobs relating to their university major? It doesn’t really matter though because they’ll spend the next ten years of their lives being told what to do, including going to work early to clean the office for free and landing coffee.

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For several reasons, universities should ban recruitment of their students until they are in their last semester.

Yeah, the amount of time and effort lost that could have been spent on their studies.

But, the question remains, how many of these students got jobs relating to their university major?

I can tell you, for masters students, very few go onto jobs which are in any way related to their studies.

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@Lindsay

Where may I ask are you from? I hear many recent grads in the US, for example, "work at Starbucks", saddled with enormous debt. With no job security, high cost of healthcare, violent crime, extreme social unrest... Japan sounds like a pretty good place to be.

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@Turnandburn I don't know where you are from but don't believe what you read!! You are totally misinformed. Where I work we can't find enough college graduates to fill job openings my company is offering employees who work at the company incentives to recommend people to apply and if they get hired they can get anywhere from $10,000-50,000 depending on their skills and if they have top level security clearances!!

Great news! In China, college grads cant find jobs and in the US and the west, college grads are working at starbucks, but in Japan everyone who wants a job has a job. Not bad for a country with fax machines that is run by old men.

@McKFC Check your hearing aide your electronic translator battery may need changing. The western media is providing you guys with inaccurate information yes some of the things you mentioned are true but they are not extreme. I bet you don't have job security, and I bet your are probably two pay checks away from applying to Starbucks, etc. don't believe the news you read it can be very misleading.

Where may I ask are you from? I hear many recent grads in the US, for example, "work at Starbucks", saddled with enormous debt. With no job security, high cost of healthcare, violent crime, extreme social unrest... Japan sounds like a pretty good place to be.

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Part-time jobs or highly underpaid jobs at black companies.

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That's true in my home in Florida. Also the fact that a lot of seniors get a job unrelated to their major.

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kaimycahl, spot on. Incentives, a signing bonus, a bonus for continuing in a job, all are rather new to North American workers yet they are becoming more common. College grads in North America are being courted by corporations and firms of all types, schools (quite the teacher shortage), hotels, companies large and small, etc. etc. Whether in Japan or North America, the job one obtains immediately after school is rarely the exact thing one hoped to find and will keep for one's entire career. In North America it is said adults will change their job five times during their careers. Change, by the way, is NOT necessarily a bad thing.

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