Record foreign student numbers find jobs on graduatingThe Japan Times.
The number of students, at 15,657, was more than double the 5,878 seen in 2005 and is the result of a government effort to lure skilled professionals, especially in the information technology sector, to boost the global competitiveness of Japanese firms.
Under a plan adopted by the cabinet in June, the government set the target of raising the employment rate of foreign students in Japan from the current 30% to 50%. To make it easier for foreign students to land jobs, the government has acted as a bridge between the students and potential employers by organising recruitment seminars.
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