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2008-07-28 15:00:53

By Yohei Takei, The Yomiuri Shimbun Jul. 27--A growing number of young people are finding that academic achievement is no guarantee of career success, with many doctorate holders unable to get the jobs they want. According to research by the Education, Science and Technology Ministry, of 16,801 doctoral graduates who completed courses in March last year, 4,146, or about 25 percent, could not find permanent jobs. The figure is even higher if only those able to secure part-time or...

2008-07-27 15:00:38

A growing number of young people are finding that academic achievement is no guarantee of career success, with many doctorate holders unable to get the jobs they want. According to research by the Education, Science and Technology Ministry, of 16,801 doctoral graduates who completed courses in March last year, 4,146, or about 25 percent, could not find permanent jobs. The figure is even higher if only those able to secure part-time or temporary positions is included. The problem is...