Employees in Japan keep working at same companies for many years

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Compared to other countries, Japanese employees tend to continue working at the same companies longer.

Especially at traditional Japanese companies, there is a lifetime employment system in Japan.

It is a unique system.

Typical Japanese white-collar workers choose the companies which they work when they are junior or senior students.

There is also a unique system in Japan which is called “simultaneous recruiting of new graduates”.

University students often get a job offer one year ahead of graduation.

After starting working, the companies educate the employees.

Job-hopping is not common in Japan.

Thus, it is very important for Japanese students to choose the companies at job-hunting.

It changes the students’ life.


In my case, I resigned from the company after I had worked for 8 years.

It is rare in the company.

Only a few employees quit the company.

My bosses persuaded me not to quit.

But I strongly insisted quitting.

Finally, I could quit the company.

I’m really glad I have quit.

Because I’m free now.

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