I guess that Japan has caught up to the rest of the world in terms of HR practices.
Years ago when one applied for a position - any type of position - you always received a reply. It may not have been the one you were looking for, but there was always a phone call or letter.
It appears that the new practice is not to respond by phone, letter, or email.
For whatever reason: to save time, money, or maybe there are just too many people applying for positions.
My SWAG on reply rates from universities is about 12%.......and I live outside of Japan.
Is it higher for those living in Japan?
Do others have the same experience?