The Dashed Dreams Of Generation X

Kiwako Mibe has been looking for work for months. The 20-year-old is among the top students at one of Tokyo's better two-year colleges, a school that a few years ago boasted a 98% employment rate for its graduates. That rate has dropped to 60%. Mibe, who graduates in March, hasn't gotten any offers yet and says she worries about the future "all the time." Of nine students in her advanced English class, only three have jobs so far.

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