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Japan opens up civil service jobs to 'lost generation'

Over 450 middle-age employees to be hired by 2023

The Japanese government is hiring more than 450 middle-age job seekers who had the misfortune of graduating from college right after the bursting of the economic bubble in the late 1980s through the early 1990s. 

TOKYO -- The Japanese government looks to hire more than 450 middle-age job seekers victimized by the past century's economic downturn, in the hopes of spurring mass hiring of the marginalized workers.

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