Japan is developing rapidly with technology advancement and it is opening doors for more IT professionals. Shigeki Maeda, Executive Vice President at Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), said that Japan is planning to hire around 2 lakh techies with Green cards.
At the India-Japan Business Partnership Seminar, which was organised by Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce and JETRO, he said that in Japan has an increasing demand for IT professionals and hence they would require more manpower by 2030 to cross the figures of manpower deficit in this particular domain.
According to the sources, Maeda said, “Due to this conscientious process, there is a dearth of well-qualified and trained IT professionals to enhance its competitiveness, particularly, in the areas of life-science, finance, services and agriculture.”
In this regard, Japan would be looking forward to collaborating with Hyderabad. It is the Mecca of the techies and Americans also have their centres there. Japan is facing the crunch in almost each and every sector. Maeda further stated that Indians are looking at America for job opportunities where there is a stiff competition, however, life is better in Japan.
The Japanese Government would be providing Green cards to the most skilled professionals. They would be getting the fastest residence approval. From January 1, 2018, Japan had made provisions to ease visas approvals for Indian citizens.
Interested candidates can apply with hassle-free documentation process. If a person has travelled to Japan, then he/she can show just the passport and the visa application form. After US tightened its H-1B visa rules, such announcements made by Japan are seen as a welcome move.