TOP JOBS FOR INDIANS IN JAPAN
Japan has a unique combination of serenity, respect for nature in one hand and technological advancement on the other. A wonderful characteristic along with a great way of life often makes foreigners curious about settling down in Japan, bringing scores of professionals to its shore. Rich with cultural heritage and rooted in ancient wisdom, Japan has covered an envious journey of being a powerhouse of producing scores of technology marveled inventions and products.
These are the promising top 7 job domains for Indians in Japan:
Japan’s engineering companies are culturally customer-centric. It is an approach to doing business that focuses on creating a positive experience for the end-users (customers) through services, by building relationships and collecting feedback. This is in total contrast to the outsourcing approach of the business. Customer-centric business requires access to robust research and development facilities meeting stringent international standards, which most Japanese companies are unwilling to outsource.
Japan houses some of the most respected engineering companies in the world, which it has nurtured through futuristic vision and ancient principles. Due to a sharp decline in population, Japan is actively looking out to fill the gap by hiring quality engineering professionals.
Information Technology and Communications
Japan has one of the most advanced IT and Communications markets in the world. Japan was among the fewest country which was early to take up mobile communications, computer electronics, and electronic systems.
There have been rapid technological innovations in the societal structure of Japan, which it has not been able to cater, and requires skilled professionals in IT to fill the gap. For example, Japan is still very distant from app-based services for cab hire or ordering groceries. It is estimated that Japan would have a requirement of 9,20,000 professionals in IT and Communications by 2030.
According to The Japan Times, Japan’s population collapse is speeding up to such an extent, that the population could drop below 100 million mark by 2049. Researchers project that by 2036, one in three people will be elderly. There is lot of requirement for trained nursing professionals.
National Public Radio, a not for profit media organization based out of United States, mentioned that Japanese lawmakers on December 2018 have passed a measure that will allow entry of more foreign workers for longer periods of time, with a path toward attaining Japanese citizenship.
Research & Development
Nippon, an informative site that collates scholarly analysis on Japanese culture and economics, mentioned in their February edition of 2019 that Japan’s spending on science and technology research had grown to ¥19.5 trillion in 2017. Nearly half of Japanese companies are investing in research and development from the domains of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Health Equipment, Medical Research, Information Technology, Lifestyle, and Future Automated Vehicles. Professionals with rich niche experience and exposure in fields of technology are highly required in Japan.
Hospitality & Tourism
Japan is expecting 40 million foreign tourists for the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020. As such, Japan has an urgent need for professionals from the Hotel Management domain.
Besides, the hospitality industry in Japan has been growing steadily since the last decade, with an ever-increasing requirement for multilingual professionals.
As per Nikkie Asian Review published in June 2019, Japan is planning to invest $140 million into Indian start-ups via the public-private funds. This investment drive is headed by the Japanese government, in association with Mizuho Bank and Suzuki Motor.
Japan is aggressively looking forward to revitalizing its economy by means of creating a robust start-up ecosystem. As per The Japan Times, the Japanese government is contemplating offering a 25% tax break to its companies for investing in start-ups. Investments of ¥100 million or more by large companies and ¥10 million or more by small companies will be offered income deduction.
English teachers are very high in demand in Japan. Traditionally Japan has been closed to the world from a linguistic perspective, as no language other than Nihongo was given importance. But they are gradually opening to the English language as a mode of communication with the outside world. Professionals from various walks of life find it difficult to communicate with foreign partners and visitors. As such, there has been a steady requirement for English teachers who could train in communication skills. English teachers in Japan are some of the best paid in the world.