As I sit in Tokyo hotel room enjoying my morning coffee, browsing through the morning paper here in Tokyo, the first headline I noticed was “New Graduates Face Gloomy Job Prospects”. Further on I read that roughly one-third of Japan’s work force is now “irregular,” getting by on part-time jobs or short-term contract work that leads nowhere.
Job fairs in Tokyo last month were crammed to overflowing with young men and women in “recruit suits,” gamely checking out the shrinking possibilities at booths set up by companies so employers and prospective employees could get to know each other.
The article went on to say that “Some students spoke of waiting in line for six hours just to get inside one booth.” A degree from the prestigious University of Tokyo (Todai) used to be a passport to a life of power and influence. Now the jobs are far and few between regardless of your school.
Given this difficult job market, you are probably wondering why I am in Japan? Well, the Japanese market is one of the most productive environments in the world for a home managed network marketing business. Japanese entrepreneurs are branching out to become independent distributors for many network marketing companies and they are experiencing impressive results.
What I like most about this industry is that in today’s difficult economic times both in Japan and around the world network marketing is flourishing. It is great to be part of such a solid profession.