The Career escalator

Australia, 1982

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Episode number 4 of Series “Human Face of Japan”.
We meet Yuichi, a ‘ronin’ student studying for his final entrance exams to a top university, and Oka, a senior executive at Mitsubishi. The intense competition and unique processes of commercial life and the structure of the Japanese education system from kindergarten to tertiary level are featured in this film. Narrated by Peter Gwynne. Suitable for middle and upper secondary levels.

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