Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, is a beautiful, fascinating, and rewarding place to live and work with such a highly advanced technology culture. Besides, Japan also offers endless opportunities for exciting experiences, sightseeing, lots of public holidays, fantastic nightlife, plus grand medical insurance schemes.
Japan needs about four times more foreign workers by 2040 to achieve the growth path the government has outlined in its economic forecast. The question of foreign workers and immigration, in general, has long been sensitive in the world’s third-largest economy where many people prize ethnic homogeneity. But pressure has mounted to open borders and a shortage of blue-collar jobs has prompted the government to create new visa categories.
Japan now relies on migrant labor to make up for its shrinking population, while its ability to attract overseas talent has been thrown into question by strict COVID-19 border controls that have shut out students and workers.
“We must discuss accepting foreign workers with a greater sense of urgency, as the competition for workforce would grow in the future against countries like China,” JICA president Shinichi Kitaoka told a symposium on the research on Thursday.
Its population peaked in 2008 and has declined since then because of its low birth rate to about 125 million as of last year. The working-age population is shrinking even quicker due to aging.
About half of Japan’s foreign workers come from Vietnam and China. The think tanks said they expected the number of immigrants from places such as Cambodia and Myanmar to rise quickly in the next two decades. This is open doors for everyone around the world to travel and work in Japan soon.
With the proper degrees and a bit of experience under your belt, you can find a job in Japan almost anywhere. But there are some jobs that seem to attract more foreign workers than any others.