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Capable human resources will continue to decline given Japan’s low birthrate, so we’re looking to nurture foreign staff as prospective executives.

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A spokesperson for major trading firm Sojitz Corp, which has been hiring foreign graduates from overseas universities since 2012. (Yomiuri Shimbun)

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Capable human resources will continue to decline given Japan’s low birthrate, so we’re looking to nurture foreign staff as prospective executives

Will they be 'capable?'

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good for them. hope the staff share their vision.

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foreigners hired at my company straight out of college look like deer in headlights. they are very easy to manipulate and demean based on the "Japanese way" because they have no work experience. I feel sorry for them,,,

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The work culture of Japan needs to change. It is one of the driving reasons for so many of the other problems of Japan. If Japan really does allow legal immigration to be an easier process and works to help foreigners assimilate more easily would be fine. It will not be enough. Until promotions are based on merit. And the mandatory attendance in the office until the boss leaves, and the semi-mandatory company outings each night to a bar are done then the problems will persist.

The idea that being at the office long hours is a good thing is harming Japan. It starts in school with all of the extra curricular activities. We need to reward our people that can work or study efficiently by letting them go home when they have accomplished the tasks that they are assigned.

Perhaps taking in foreigners to be executives will speed along this process, so while I am cautious to think this is going to provide much of a solution to current problems I do think it has potential and is a good step in the right direction.

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Stop being so greedy!!

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