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Japan to welcome two lakh Indian IT professionals

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The country has also offered green cards to professionals who will shift base to Japan

Japan is planning to bring on board  two lakh Indian IT professionals, who will help the country to adopt the rapidly-changing technological trends.

The country will also issue green cards for highly skilled IT professionals to settle down in Japan in less than a year, making the country one of the few countries to grant rights of residence in a short span of time. 

Comprehending the constraints of ‘in-house innovation’ and Japan’s growing gap in the IT space, the country is trying to implement latest and promising technologies to transform its manufacturing methodology.

Shigeki Maeda, Executive Vice-President at Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) said for the implementation of the ‘most-advanced IT technology capabilities’ India is the best to partner with. 

In his keynote address at the India-Japan Business Partnership Seminar, Maeda said: “Currently there are around 9,20,000 IT professionals in the country and there is an immediate demand for more than 2,00,000 IT professionals from India which is likely to further swell to 8,00,000 professionals by 2030.”

“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.” 

To make things easier for Indian tourists visiting Japan, the country has simplified its visa issuance rules effective on January 1, 2018. Japan has also simplified its regulations for the applicants who are no longer entailed to submit their employment certificate and letters of explanation for multiple-entry visas. Applicants are expected to provide only three documents.

the ones who have already visited the country twice a year, the document count has been reduced to two, which includes passport and the visa application form.


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