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August 29, 2011

The Economist: Japanese firms waking up to hiring globe-trotting Japanese

Teaching-English-in-Japan-Education-Overseas-Japanese" "Ryosuke Kobayashi is the only Japanese undergraduate in his year at Harvard University... In 1997 there were roughly equal numbers of Japanese, Korean and Chinese students at Harvard, including postgraduates. Now there are five times as many Chinese as Japanese, and three times as many Koreans... Pasona, a Tokyo-based recruitment consultancy, says Japanese universities churn out students for old-fashioned businesses, rather than fast-growing global ones such as IT and retail."

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