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Job-Seeking LGBT Students in Japan Have Uncomfortable Experiences

Job-Seeking LGBT Students in Japan Have Uncomfortable Experiences

   Tokyo, March 13 (Jiji Press)--Over 40 pct of lesbian, gay and bisexual students and over 80 pct of transgender students in Japan had uncomfortable experiences during job interviews, a survey by a nonprofit organization showed Wednesday.
   "Company officials in charge of personnel affairs should be aware that job-hunting students include a certain percentage of sexual minorities," said the Tokyo nonprofit organization, ReBit.
   Major Japanese firms started explanatory sessions on March 1 for job-seeking college students expected to graduate in spring 2020.
   "Assuming that job-seeking students are not LGBT could lead to harassment," said Mika Yakushi, head of ReBit, which supports job hunting by sexual minorities.
   ReBit conducted the online survey in July-September, targeting people who see them as LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and hunted for jobs as new graduates in a 10-year period through 2018. It analyzed answers from 241 respondents.

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