This weekend, Tokyo will host Japan’s largest-ever LGBT job fair. More than 20 local and international firms, start-ups, and colleges are participating in the event organized by LGBT recruitment company JobRainbow. These include McKinsey, Softbank, Morgan Stanley, Fujitsu, Salesforce.com, PwC Japan, Meltwater and Avanade.
What’s more, organisers expect more than 1,000 LGBT jobseekers to attend. About half of LGBT students in Japan looking for their first job indicate to have had ‘uncomfortable’ experiences during interviews, a recent survey found. In the more granular data, the survey found 40% of LGB individuals to have experienced uncomfortable job interviews. However, for transgender individuals the data indicated a much higher incidence, with 80% of respondents saying they had experienced ‘weird’ interviews.
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