Job Seekers Rally for Future Japanese Graduates

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February 8, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – A throng of professional school students swarms to the stage at the climax of a send-off rally on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Although Japan’s jobless rate in December 2011 improved 0.1 point from November to 4.6 percent, still 2.75 million Japanese are jobless. An estimated 203,000 students are due to graduate professional schools in March, of which roughly 52 percent have found some kind of jobs or another, according to the government stats. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

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A male cheerleader performs on stage for some 1,500 students from various professional schools in the Tokyo metropolitan area. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)