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Japan's business chiefs to scrap recruiting guidelines

Keidanren shifts amid labor crunch and demand for more diversity

New employees take part in an orientation session at trading company Mitsui & Co. in Tokyo on Oct. 1. (Photo by Wataru Ito)

TOKYO -- Japan's traditional recruiting practices, in which most new graduates start their first year of work at the same time in April, are coming under pressure as the country's labor shortage sharpens and demands grow for greater workforce diversity.

The Japan Business Federation, better known as Keidanren, the country's most important business lobby, announced on Tuesday that it is abolishing the recruiting guidelines after the class of 2021 graduates.

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