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We'd like companies to use the industry data to think about ways to improve their working environment.


An official of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, referring to the results of a survey that showed nearly 50% of employees in the education and food industries quit their jobs within three years of graduating from university. (Daily Yomiuri)

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Education industry? Do they mean the private sector?

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Here's a start - Root out the institutional bullying, and as for "working environment" in the literal sense of the word, how about making offices and work places a bit more inviting and comfortable (especially considering how long your average Taro Tanaka spends at work). Every office I have ever been in in Japan is various shades of grey or beige, and "staff rooms" are glorified storage cupboards; how can one relax when there are reminders of work everywhere you look, even on your break?

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