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Science, engineering majors in high demand in Japan

Survey shows companies want nearly 15% more next spring

TOKYO -- The march of technological innovation, including the Industry 4.0 trend in manufacturing, is lifting Japanese demand for new university graduates with majors in science and engineering.

Companies plan to take on 24,663 in the spring of 2018, according to a new Nikkei Inc. survey -- up 14.8% on the year. This outpaces the year-earlier 11.2% rise and marks a fourth straight year of double-digit growth.

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