With Japan’s domestic market expected to shrink because of the low birthrate and graying society, Japanese companies are expanding into overseas markets. Hiring people with experience abroad is simply part of their global strategies.
Japanese students who remain in Japan are finding themselves in a seemingly no-win situation. If they study abroad, they will miss the early recruitment drive by companies in Japan. But if they stay at Japanese universities, they find themselves taking a backseat to foreign students here in gaining employment.
In addition, companies view Japanese university students as vulnerable to adversity and overly eager for job security.