Not only in Japan is the job hunt excruciating at times but while in Germany the job hunt start only after you graduated (maybe one or two months earlier) in Japan the Naitei are given as early as a year before graduation which means you have to start searching about a year and a half in advance. Even the professors at university take this into consideration and give the students a lot of free time.
It’s sad to see the heroine without job at the end of the movie but I’m afraid it is reality for many
During Japan university students’ final year, many go through a long, physically and mentally draining process of finding a job before they graduate; a process known as “shuukatsu.” Students don matching black suits and attend job fairs, company briefing sessions and employment seminars en masse in the hopes of obtaining a job offer, or “naitei.” Young people often complain about the soul-sucking system and how difficult it can be to land a job offer without completely abandoning your personality along the way.
Recently, an animated short film has been making waves among Japanese netizens for the horror movie-like way it portrays the difficult and often depressing job hunting process in Japan.
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