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September 21, 2010

67% of Japanese say no to working abroad

A report by the Sanno Institute of Management  reveals that 67% of Japanese business people have no wish to be posted abroad and only 16.3% have a strong desire to work outside of Japan. Commentators have been asking whether this is proof that the "internationalization" boom is gone for good and whether Japan's  inward-looking attitude guarantees a slow and painful economic decline. Respected foreign entrepreneur Terrie Lloyd discusses the trend in his latest "Terrie's Take" newsletter: "The survey in fact resonates with the many surveys over the last few years pointing out the dramatic drop in the number of young people wanting to study abroad. There has been a 50% decline in the number of students studying in American universities since 2001, and last year the trend continued with another 7% decline over 2008." Click the link below for the full article.

Reported by: Russell Willis

See also:
Terrie's Take
Sanno Institute of Management

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