CAPLAN Forms Alliance with Kagawa Prefecture to Promote UJI-turn and Recruit Human Resources

August 10, 2009

ITOCHU Corporation (ITOCHU) and its subsidiary CAPLAN Corporation (CAPLAN), which offers temporary staffing services, are providing support for the recruitment of human resources in Kagawa Prefecture.

On July 30, 2009 CAPLAN and Kagawa Prefecture entered into a service agreement regarding the “FY2009 UJI-Turn* Promotion Project – Work-Ready Individuals Procurement Support Service.” As a result of the conclusion of this service agreement, CAPLAN will launch the “Kagawa Prefecture UJI-Turn Jobchange Support Service” in cooperation with the Kagawa Prefecture Human Resources U-Turn Center in Kagawa Prefecture.

ITOCHU will continue to provide support for regional revitalization through alliances with local governments.

  • UJI turn is a generic term used to refer to the movement of emigration from metropolitan areas to rural areas. U-turn is defined as emigration back to one's hometown; J-turn is emigration to the local city close to one's home town; and I-turn is emigration to a rural area unrelated to one's hometown.

Details of “FY2009 UJI-Turn Promotion Project- Work-Ready Individuals Procurement Support Service”

(1) Cooperating parties CAPLAN Corporation and Kagawa Prefecture
(2) Purpose To attract work-ready individuals to Kagawa Prefecture from other prefectures to replenish Kagawa Prefecture's depleted population and to create a vibrant community, and to procure the labor required by companies in Kagawa Prefecture for the development of its local industries.
(3) Matters of cooperation Business alliance with Kagawa Prefecture Human Resources U-Turn Center (Public Body)
(4) Examples of specific action
  • 1) Provide “Kagawa UJI-Turn Jobchange Support Service.”
  • 2) Hold Kagawa Prefecture UJI Turn Jobchange Consultation meeting (four times a year).
    First Meeting
    Saturday, September 5, 2009
    CAPLAN Osaka Branch
    Second Meeting
    Saturday, September 12, 2009
    CAPLAN Tokyo Head Office

    (Third and fourth meetings are scheduled to be held in February 2010.)