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Nagisa Inoue: How to help foreign talent work in Japan Inc.

New HR policies are needed to make the most of non-Japanese hires

Foreigners struggle to break into Japan's inward-looking labor market.

Japanese businesses realize they need young foreigners to make their management more cosmopolitan and more effective in bringing fresh ideas to the global marketplace, but graduates from other nations often struggle when they join Japanese companies.

There are many reasons for this, but one that stands out is that many entry-level professionals coming to Japan are disappointed by the low pay, their menial tasks and the glacial pace of promotion.

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