The Japan TimesBy Kazuaki Nagata. As Japanese companies continue to look overseas for opportunities to expand, an increasing number are trying to hire foreigners — or what they call “global human resources.”
As part of this trend, it is growing more common for foreign students studying here to apply for work at Japanese companies and go through the traditional job-hunting process.
Following are questions and answers about Japanese companies going out of their way to recruit non-Japanese:
Japanese firms have been expanding overseas for a long time. Why are they now focusing on foreign students in Japan?
The global financial crisis in 2008 seemed to be a trigger, said Hitomi Okazaki, editor in chief of the Rikunabi website, which offers an employment service matching companies and applicants. Read more...