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Japan: Employment promised and then revoked

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Breaking News, Economics & Business, Labor, Youth

Using the excuse of financial instability, new graduates in Japan, after being hired initially, are finding that unofficial promises of employment are then being revoked, a trend that blogger Akinori Nakamura [1] [中村昭典] uses as a starting point for making observations on recent changes in the Japanese employment system. Nakamura-san compares today's employment situation with the system after the collapse of the bubble economy [2] [en] about two decades ago, and makes some remarks about the new categories of irregular and temporary workers that are emerging in Japan.