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Toyoda urges youngsters to seek challenges

April 4, 2017

TOKYO- Companies across Japan held welcome ceremonies for their new employees on Monday, the first business day of fiscal 2017, with many top executives encouraging young workers to take on new challenges amid the changing business environment.
"Your mission is to create a new history for Toyota," Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp. said at a ceremony to welcome some 2,100 new employees at the company's headquarters in the city of Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, central Japan.
"I don't want you to think that your future security is guaranteed by getting jobs at a well-established company," Toyoda said, urging young employees to keep challenging with a sense of professionalism.
Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. the operator of the disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, said at its ceremony in Tokyo, "I want you to work on the reconstruction of Fukushima Prefecture, the plant's decommissioning and a variety of other issues with a spirit of challenge."
Fukushima is home to the Fukushima No. 1 plant. (Jiji Press)