July 10, 2017 1:18 am JST

Home on the range, in a Tokyo high-rise

Pasona takes farm-to-city approach to recruiting

Pasona plans to eventually train candidates at a group ranch in Kyoto.

TOKYO -- The Pasona Group staffing agency will tend to cows, horses and pigs on the 13th floor of its new headquarters near Tokyo Station, opening the exhibition ranch to the public in an effort to cultivate interest in husbandry.

The company's headquarters recently relocated to a building close to the northern exit of the heavily trafficked station. The 400-sq.-meter ranch will be open on weekdays and Saturdays. An accompanying cafe will host food-related educational programs for children.

Milk production in Japan has declined as the populations of ranchers and dairy cows both decline, contributing to a butter shortage. Trade pacts with Europe and other markets may also hurt the industry.

By showcasing the farm animals, Pasona hopes to stir interest in potential future ranchers. A working ranch in Kyoto operated by a group subsidiary would take in candidates for training.

Pasona launched a similar initiative for the farming sector in 2003, introducing an urban farm at its headquarters in 2005.

(Nikkei)

Pasona Group Inc.

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