Demand for non-Japanese engineers is growing, but know what you're in for before you apply – The Japan Times

It looks like you’re using an ad blocker.
To enjoy our content, please include The Japan Times on your ad-blocker’s list of approved sites.
Thank you for supporting our journalism.

Contributing Writer
IT engineering is a field in which there are a lot of opportunities for non-Japanese who possess sufficient skills to work in Japan. There are 28,000 non-Japanese IT engineers working in Japan currently, comprising about 3 percent of all IT engineers in Japan, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The ministry projects that Japan will face a deficit of 789,000 software engineers by 2030, a gap that non-Japanese engineers are well-positioned to help fill.
The reason behind the need for engineers is in part the same as in other fields: the aging population here means there are fewer working-age people. Also, Japanese universities can’t produce enough software engineers to keep up with the demand, especially in fields such as databases and AI development. Couple this with rising demand for skilled software developers, due to increase of software-based technologies such as AI, web-based services and the internet of things.
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add and to your list of allowed sites.
If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see this support page.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.
In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.
With your current subscription plan you can comment on stories. However, before writing your first comment, please create a display name in the Profile section of your subscriber account page.
Your subscription plan doesn’t allow commenting. To learn more see our FAQ
Trump’s White House records still partly missing at U.S. archives
World economy roiled by simultaneous shocks echoing 2007 anxiety
At Don Bravo, creativity and wood-fired pizzas draw diners from afar
Imagery points to possible North Korea submarine missile test
New infectious threats are coming. The U.S. probably won’t contain them.
Sponsored contents planned and edited by JT Media Enterprise Division.
Read more
The Japan Times LTD. All rights reserved.


Leave a Comment