Our new alternative business school, J-Global Institute of Collaboration is providing free and 'barter' global leadership and other functional classes for seniors, women and non-Japanese to help them break into this labour market. See available programs here: http://jglobalinstitute.org/
I gave a speech to 100 seniors and supporters at the inaugural event of J-Score Japan on 30 November in an Ebisu cafe. I enjoyed some great conversations with the smartest people - many of them launching companies and NPOs even as they reach their late 60s and 70s.
Next we'll be reaching out to support women returning to work, and also work with various organizations where foreigners are studying, or which help to place them in Japanese companies.
Written by: Jon lynch at J-Global Institute of Collaboration, Japan.
Other work: Find my Nikkei BP Net articles on intercultural communication at http://www.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/column/15/jon/111700001/