Many Japanese firms turning to one-day internships to secure new grads

The Japan Times

To secure new graduates in buyers' market, an increasing number of companies are introducing one-day internship programs for job-hunting students. This is because Keidanren, (Japan Business Federation), the nation's biggest business lobby, has scrapped the five-day minimum for member firms' internship programs aimed at students graduating in spring 2019 and later. According to job information provider Mynavi Corp., 75.2 percent of the companies in Japan, including small firms, have accepted students under one-day internship programs. Keidanren's related guidelines allow member companies to offer job seminars for students from March 1 and hold interviews with them from June 1. But the rule is believed to be a dead letter.


Trends in the legal service industry – the rise of AI

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While we hope it will not be lethal, the increasing use of artificial intelligenceArtificial Intelligence knows many different definitions, but in general it can be defined as a machine completing complex tasks intelligently, meaning that it mirrors human intelligence and evolves with time. in the legal services industry poses its own challenges. Law firms accustomed to using lawyers to perform certain tasks are now encountering technology, including artificial intelligence, that can perform tasks in seconds or minutes rather than the hours spent by a human counterpart. Although there are a growing number of firms using alternative fee arrangements, the majority of law firms continue to rely upon the billable hour as the source of their revenues. As technology and artificial intelligence continue to improve and threaten the traditional revenue model, law firms must assess how to use these technologies and consider other means of billing. What exactly is artificial intelligence?


Hitachi told to improve or else after its firms are caught again deploying foreign trainees illegally

The Japan Times

Hitachi Ltd. and its 10 group firms have been slapped with improvement orders for using foreign trainees illegally, including paying them less than the minimum wage, sources close to the matter said Tuesday. It is the second time in eight months that Hitachi has come under scrutiny for the way it employs and deploys trainees. The Organization for Technical Intern Training carried out inspections at 12 plants between April and September last year. It found technical interns engaged in work outside the remit of their training programs, in violation of a law on the government-sponsored program, the sources said. If the OTIT finds Hitachi firms have not taken sufficient steps to improve the situation, it will report the cases to the justice and labor ministries, and their training programs could be withdrawn.


The future of AI in the legal profession

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The increasing prevalence and accessibility of artificial intelligence (AI) has allowed more companies to use AI to analyze data and engage with customers. While AI-powered software is already being utilized to carry out simple legal tasks, recent technological advancements are enabling AI to take responsibility for a significant amount of legal work. According to a 2017 report, 39 percent of Thomas Reuters in-house counsel agree that AI will become commonplace within the legal profession over the next decade. So, what exactly is AI, and how can it be effectively utilized in litigation? The term "artificial intelligence" is used to describe how computers perform tasks that are typically regarded as requiring human intelligence.


FDA General Principles of Software Validation : Cyber Security

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Software's level of complexity and use is expanding at exponential levels. Likewise, the potential risks to health follow suit. Ransomeware attacks hold your software hostage until you pay hundreds or thousands of dollars. Life supporting and life sustaining healthcare grinds to a halt. Extracting personal healthcare information is another plague that has a huge financial incentive for hackers. Your software is running on thin ice.