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Japanese college students raise their fists at a job-hunting rally in Tokyo on Thursday. Some 3,000 students from business schools kicked off their efforts to job-hunt and held a morale-boosting rally.

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Rare you see 3,000 people all dressed identically. Japan Inc lives despite its obvious problems.

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I wonder how many of them will actually get a job.

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Just the quiet guy at the back.

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ganbarou! yeah, that'll help

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Where is Wally?

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the future isn't that bright after all

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Japanese business people always wear similar black suits that they maybe like. They think and see black suit as business uniform.

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I nearly mistaked this picture for an AKB48 concert. My god, what handsome chaps....

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I wonder how many of them will try the ol' banana peel trick, where they put a banana peel in front of their competition for their job, and their competition, cartoon-like, slips on the banana peel and lands on their back and in the hospital, assuming the hospital doesn't reject them...

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good to see something cheerful for a change

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3,000 students from business schools

Business schools? I hope the school taught them to forget everything they learned, roll up their white sleeve shirts and get used to difficult, dangerous and dirty if they want to survive the coming depression.

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I am sure there was an "Idol" on stage or something. They seem really happy. Very nice photo. Maybe the best I have seen on this site this year.

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Noborito - This year is still young.

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Great picture. Ganbatte, guys!

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future Mikasa and Snow Brand employees no doubt.

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Obviously not many Japanese women go to business school then.

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i wonder if any of them can explain the causes of current economic crisis.

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Gambare to the next generation of unemployed / unemployable !!!!

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they're enthusiastic as well as optimistic now but would they feel the same toward their jobs 10-20 yrs. down the line? i wonder...

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amazing how enthusiastically people can thrown themselves into a lifetime of servitude

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nisegaijin -- of course not. You don't go to business school in Japan to actually learn business. Just to get a job at the right company, so they can teach you how to do business, they're way. Read somewhere that one of the major Japanese companies (forget which) does not expect a new employee to have any real decison-making authority for like 14 years after being hired. Given that, I don't know what these guys are so excited about. 14 years of near servitude does not seem exciting to me. But, then again, maybe they don't want any responsibility.

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What a sausage fest.

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spend 20+ years teaching people not to have any imagination and i suppose you shouldn't be surprised if they just follow the herd to the slaughter

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good luck

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Business degrees? They're going to loose that morale very quickly. Also where are the girls?

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I know a nice park bench they can sleep on.

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I guess they mean it when they say "a bunch of grey suits." But what good is a rally going to do anyway?

The girls are all out looking for work, of course!

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Guy near the top of the photo, in the middle is the only one with the right attitude.

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Enthusiasm is no substitute for actual ability and skills!

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Guy near the top of the photo, in the middle is the only one with the right attitude.

that's lurch, of adams family fame

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sugee! what a spirit to get a job in japan.

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