Japan to soon recruit 2 lakh IT professionals 

 As work opportunities for Indians working in the information technology sector decrease in the US and European nations, Japan is looking to hire around 2 lakh professionals from India in the

Published: 09th March 2018 01:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2018 03:36 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: As work opportunities for Indians working in the information technology sector decrease in the US and European nations, Japan is looking to hire around 2 lakh professionals from India in the coming days. With around 9.20 lakh IT professionals currently employed in Japan, there is a demand for at least 2 lakh professionals from India, which is likely to swell to 8 lakhs by 2030, said Shigeki Maeda, Executive Vice President of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). 

He was speaking at an India-Japan business partnership seminar organised by JETRO and Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce on Thursday. “The Japanese government will be issuing Green Cards for highly skilled professionals. The first of its kind in the world as people could get permanent resident status in as short a time as one year. This is one of the fastest granted right of residence in the world,” he said. Maeda said that Japan is working on a new deregulation machinery to test emerging technologies such as self-driving cars, long-range drones and piloting rules changes among others.

“This new system will foster experimental studies in evolving technologies such as IoT, AI, big data, automatic flight, and automatic driving, thereby clearing a path through the thicket of regulations. This will throw up incredible opportunities for Indian IT professionals to test new technologies in Japan with supportive government regulations superior to any other place in the world.”Japan has  eased visa issuance rules for Indian travellers starting this January and under the new norms, applicants do not have to submit their employment certificates and letters of explanation for multiple entry visas.  

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.