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Japanese college students shout and raise their fists at a job-hunting rally in Tokyo on Wednesday. About 1,500 students from vocational schools attended the rally to boost their morale ahead of their job hunt.

  • 9

    JonathanJo

    Good luck to them. Not easy to find work nowadays, except perhaps in caring for the elderly.

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    Kimokekahuna Hawaii

    Looks like guys at Hooters judging a wet t-shirt contest.. maybe Hooters should sponsor a hiring festival.. and get their girls together with these guys... on Valentines Day.

  • 8

    jimex289

    Guy on right has some pretty crazy teeth lol.

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    pumpkin31526

    Is it just me, everyone in the picture seems to be smiling? maybe its a Japanese custom to smile and be happy when showing anger...

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    globalwatcher

    More than 50,000 US students with 4 years degree will graduate in May 2013 in my state alone, and more than 50% of those will end up getting jobs that do not required college degrees. More than 50% MBA graduates will take 30% paycuts. This is a very tough time for all job hunters for good jobs.

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    papasmurfinjapan

    Don't hire that guy wearing the blue shirt. He's a troublemaker.

  • 2

    TheInterstat

    Yeah, purely by participation in this shrieking J-Fest, I would not hire any of these; group think to the extreme does not a progressive employee make.

  • -1

    falseflagsteve

    Men in black.

  • 2

    koiwaicoffee

    Blue shirt? No jacket? How unacceptable!

  • 1

    herefornow

    attended the rally to boost their morale ahead of their job hunt.

    All the rallies in the world can't boost the morale enough for these poor folks. Afterall they are facing 40+ years of toiling away as a salary man for Japan Inc., paying too high prices for everything, and facing the prospect of shouldering the burden for all the taxes to pay for the huge debt the country has and the social costs of the world's oldest population. Good luck guys. You are going to need it.

  • 2

    ChibaChick

    Blue shirt? No jacket? How unacceptable

    Got him noticed though - twice already. The others just all look the same to me. Only the teeth seem to vary.

  • 3

    papigiulio

    These happy faces will be not so happy faces in a couple of months.

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    Takahiro Katsumi

    @pumpkin31526

    Is it just me, everyone in the picture seems to be smiling?

    They are indeed smiling because they are out of vocational school earlier than their competing college graduates. So the article is correct in depicting their scream as 'raising their morale' because that is in fact what they are doing. They're out on the market for early bird shots and they are happy that they can take those chances. They aren't angry at all.

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    Chuichi Hashimura

    A guy wearing glasses under this photo looks like my 2nd son lol Hope to be busy looking for their jobs!

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    gokai_wo_maneku

    Wow, I thought that was a picture of another anti-Japan demonstration before I read the caption. My firm has a great deal of trouble hiring because all the resumes look like they are the same template downloaded from the internet. Nobody has any of the skills that we need, or even knows just a little English. Basically we can only hire mid-career. Even when I was in college in the late 90s, in the lost decade, we knew that the college as a 4 year playground age was over. What is going on with current students?

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    TrevorPeace2

    Well, let's see. I will need a student guide in Osaka/Nara/Kobe/Hiroshima areas for about ten days, starting somewhere around May 30, then in Tokyo for about five days immediately thereafter. How do interested parties apply for the job?

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    Spidey

    Is it just me, or do I see only 2 or maybe 3 women in this pic?

    ?

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    Disillusioned

    Most of them would have secured lifelong servitude without question with a Japanese company before they graduated. Enjoy your lives of being told what to do and good luck getting your pensions.

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    blackrock

    Is it just me, or do I see only 2 or maybe 3 women in this pic?

    There are many girls actually. What's wrong with girls looking for jobs?

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    cleo

    Most of them would have secured lifelong servitude without question with a Japanese company before they graduated.

    Last year 63.9% of new graduates found employment, of which 3.9% were contract-based and 3.5% were temp or part-time. Of the remainder, 15.5% were neither employed nor going on to higher education.

    The days of 'secure lifelong servitude' are long over.

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