May 30, 2007
Amidst the global tug-of-war to secure human resources, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry has released a report on developments in research conducted by its research committee (formed in October of last year) involving the need to examine the human resource management methods of Japanese companies as they move to secure highly specialized staff from overseas.
In order to encourage the recruitment and use of foreign employees with high skill levels in Japanese corporations, in addition to effort on the part of companies, there is a need to develop a supportive environment for such activities. This is shaping up as one of the more important topics in the internationalization of Japan`s universities. As such, APU was featured in the report as a university in which it is possible to enroll using the global lingua franca of English, and as an institute in which the latest in academic learning means that students can procure a high level of Japanese language ability in a variety of specialist fields, a point seen as essential for doing business in Japan.
Please refer to page 90 in the "Global Human Resource Management Research Committee" report for details(Japanese only).