Noun, No-adjective
1. seniority by length of serviceYojijukugo (four character compound)
Wikipedia definition
2. Nenko SystemThe seniority-wage system is the Japanese system of promoting an employee in order of his or her proximity to retirement. The advantage of the system is that it allows older employees to achieve a higher salary level before retirement and that it usually brings more experience to the executive ranks. The disadvantage of the system is that it does not allow new talent to be merged with the experience and those with specialized skills cannot be promoted to the already crowded executive ranks.
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