Japan Holds Uniform Govt Job Exam for Disabled

Politics

Tokyo, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government held a uniform employment examination for people with disabilities on Sunday for the second time since a hiring scandal came to light last year.

A total of 4,574 people applied for the first-stage paper test, against 248 jobs on offer. The exam took place at 15 locations in nine cities including Tokyo and Osaka.

The exam consisted of multiple-choice questions to measure high school-level knowledge and essay writing.

Those who passed the first stage will be announced on Oct. 17 and advance to interview tests. Each applicant can select up to three government agencies to undergo interviews.

The final test results will be announced on Nov. 26.

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