But, wouldn't that mean they were in fact an English native speaker?.... include fluent bilingual Nikkeijins 窶愿ｺﾅ地ﾂ人 grew up in US or English-speaking countries,I have met one ( language exchange partner ) possesses such talent.
Ethnicity is irrelevant. The issue is language ability, and whether you're a native or not.
(For example useful information on how foreigners are selected or what kind of tests big companies use to check ﾂ新窶伉ｲ`s skills)
Even in this age of global competition, many traditional Japanese companies are still practicing that. When I came back to Japan after years of my overseas living, I did not even bother to consider joining a Japanese company. I went to straight to a foreign-owned company in Japan. I did not take that elevator a typical Japanese college grad takes when he/she enters the corporate world in Japan.You may find that a lot of companies are only willing to take on ﾂ新窶伉ｲ that are literally ﾂ新窶伉ｲ (that is, graduating in March 2009), and the application process for those would have begun about a month ago. Seems like a very myopic way of thinking to me, but that's the way it is.