Aki saiyou: Joining a company in Autumn

It is not so common in Japan that new graduates join a company around September or October, so it is referred to as “Aki saiyou”, or recruitment activities in Autumn. Under the Japanese hiring system, many new graduates start a full-time job in April, soon after their graduation in March. However, there is an emerging trend in which companies are also employing more new graduates from foreign universities in September, hence a slight change in recruitment procedure.

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