En-Japan Cashes In with Online Job Ads

A vast pool of temp workers has fueled the growth of online job search, but CEO Ochi says he has a Plan B if the sector crashes

Who says Japan's job market isn't dynamic? That may have been true years ago when Japan Inc. was handing out jobs for life before the late-'80s bubble economy went poof. Back then, no self-respecting sarariman would have risked a midcareer leap to another company. It would have meant going through a cutthroat application process and then, once accepted, starting over at the lowest corporate rung.

And he thinks there's enough potential in other Net ventures to turn his back on his core business in five years, though he won't say what's next. This is one entrepreneur you'll want to keep an eye on.

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