An Introduction to Japan Employment

Job Environment in Japan


J
apan's population is rapidly declining due to the rapid aging of its population and the world's lowest birthrate. Recently, some industries such as construction and IT industries are suffering from severe labor shortages due to the lack of manpower due to the economic recovery.

Unlike the high level of globalization in terms of trade and investment, the lack of global talent to support it is highlighted as a real problem, which has led to a sharp increase in companies recognizing securing global talent as an urgent management task. As a result, the number of foreign workers in Japan rose 18 percent on-year to 1.28 million in October 2017, renewing the highest level in the past.


Among the reasons for the increase in the number of foreign workers are the increase of "exercise activities" by students studying abroad, the increase of foreign workers with "professional and technical" qualifications, and the steady increase in the government's acceptance of high-quality foreign goods. Also, as the employment situation improves, there is an increasing number of foreign workers with no restrictions on their tastes, such as "permanent workers" and "Japanese spouses."


Job Demand for Global Talent in Japan

This information is based on information provided by KOTRA in Korea

IT field

According to the report, 84 percent of Japanese IT companies are feeling a shortage of talent due to the increasing demand for software and app development due to the expansion of web business, the introduction of "My Number" system similar to Korea's resident registration number, and the hosting of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (2020)" (Economic Industry and Information Processing Promotion Organization, IPA, January-March 2015 survey). Also, according to a June 2016 report by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Energy, the IT workforce was estimated at about 900,000 and the shortage at about 170,000 as of 2015. The manpower supply is expected to decrease at the peak of 2019 in the future, and the shortage is expected to expand (up-to-date data based on the July 2018 confirmation).

Although overall IT fields such as programmers, system engineers (SE), network engineers, and web engineers are promising, demands for high-tech IT and information security talent such as AI, IoT, and big data are expected to increase. The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Energy is using various policies and operating programs to address the shortage of IT talent, while the Information Processing Promotion Agency (IPA) published a handbook in 2015 titled "A Process on Employment in Japan by Foreign IT Engineers." Meanwhile, according to the report by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the number of foreigners working for Japanese IT firms reached 52,038 as of October 2017, up 18.9 percent from 43,758 in the previous year and a sharp rise similar to the 18.8 percent gain in the previous year.

manufacturing (transfer and other machinery) sector

As the generation that has built and developed Japan's manufacturing base is nearing retirement age, demand for talented engineers (technical workers) is expected to increase. In addition, the demand for global talent who speaks foreign languages to find and communicate overseas suppliers and for managerial positions dispatched to foreign countries due to the increasing transfer of production hubs to emerging countries is also increasing.

The service sector (hotel)

Due to the low yen caused by Abenomics, the number of tourists visiting Japan surged until 2016, with demand for foreign job openings in the lodging industry rising. Related industries prefer global talent who can speak multiple languages, and it is expected that this phenomenon will continue until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics/Farall Games.

Construction (Collaboration Supervision) Sector

While the construction industry is booming due to the repair of old infrastructure and urban readjustment projects to mark the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the shortage of talent in the industry as a whole, ranging from construction supervision to building management and sales, is deepening. Demand for foreign goods with a high level of Japanese speaking and available on-site work in various regions is growing rapidly.

business (trade) field

With the diversification of customers in line with the diversification of consumer demand, there is a growing tendency to favor global talent with language skills that can communicate with the rest of the world.


Increased foreign power by nationality in Japan



The year of 2013

The year of 2014

The year of 2015

The year of 2016

The year of 2017

Number of Foreign Employees

717,504

787,627

907,896

1,083,769

1,278,679

By nationality

CHINA

303,886

311,831

322,545

344,658

372,263

KOREA

34,100

37,262

41,461

48,121

55,926

PHILIPPIN

80,170

91,519

106,533

127,518

146,798

VIETNAM

37,537

61,168

110,013

172,018

240,259

NEPAL

14,175

24,282

39,056

52,770

69,111

BRAZIL

95,505

94,171

96,672

106,597

117,299

PERU

23,189

23,331

24,422

26,072

27,695

Australia, New Zealand

53,584

57,212

61,211

67,355

73,636

ETC

75,358

86,851

105,983

138,660

175,683

ICS GLOBAL – Japan Employment Program (JEP)

Japan Employment Program(JEP) Overview

ICS GLOBAL is a South Korea-based company that supports India's entry into Japanese jobs by providing job training that meets the needs of Japanese companies and providing job training based on its years of experience in Japan's employment program.

No

Item

Detail

1

Employment nation

JAPAN / INDIA

2

Employment city

All major Japanese cities, including Tokyo and Osaka

3

Salary and conditions

Average amount between USD20,000 and USD 28,000/year  for new standard in Japan
Bonus, housing + transportation cost support (depending on company)

Approximately USD 10,000 to USD15,000/year  for Japanese companies in India

4

Employment field

IT Programmer, Systems Engineer, Nursing, Mechanical/Automotive Manufacturing, Hotel Service, etc.

5

Employment visa

Regular employment visa (minimum of 1 to 5 years. Extendable)

6

Employment conditions

a minimum college graduate
English speaking person

7

Employment Timing

Regular recruitment

8

List of companies available for employment (samples)

JAPAN 

INDIA 

9

Applicable Job Program in Japan

1)JEP 1 Course - Direct Employment Program in Japan (based on Japanese possible)

2)JEP 2 Course – Japanese Training+Placement Program (Japanese Beginner)

3)JEP 3 Course - Japanese Training+Placement  Japanese Company in India Program (Japanese Beginner)

Japan Employment Program(JEP)

No


JEP 1 Course

JEP 2 Course

JEP 3 Course

1

Course name

Direct Placement Program in Japan

Japanese Training+Placement in Japan Program

Japanese Training+Placement  Japanese Company in India Program

2

Application qualification

Holders of Japanese N2 or N3 (supports JLPT N3 holders in IT)
those with experience in the field
a college graduate

a beginner in Japanese
preferential treatment for those with experience in the field (at least one year). Option)
a college graduate

3

Program Configuration

Evaluation of Japanese competency by applicant + Key Skill Training for Job in Japan
+ Job in Japan / Business in India

JLPT N2 or N3 acquisition Japanese education
+ Key skills training for employment in Japan
+ Employment in Japan

JLPT N3 acquisition Japanese education
+ Key skills training for employment in Japan
+ Employment of Japanese Company in India

4

Starting Date

a frequent selection

5th, AUGUST

5th, AUGUST

6

Total Training Hours

40 hours

at least 600 hours

450 hours



Allocate time according to personal capacity, interview schedule, etc.

3 hours a day. 3 days a week.

3 hours a day. 3 days a week.

7

Employment Filed

IT Programmer, Application Development, SI Development
System Manager, Management Support,Trade/Marketing,Sales,etc

IT Programmer, Application Development, SI Development
System Manager, Management Support, Trade/Marketing, Sales Sales Sales, Translation, etc.

8

program cost

Application fee – Rs10,000

Core skill training – Rs40,000

Application fee – Rs5,000

JLPT + skill training + Placement– Rs80,000

Application fee – Rs5,000

JLPT + skill training + Placement– Rs60,000

9

Support benefits


1. 5 times installment payment
2. 5% discount policy for lump sum payment

3. 50% refund of expenses paid if interview opportunities are not available

1. 3 times installment payment
2. 5% discount policy for lump sum payment

3. 50% refund of expenses paid if interview opportunities are not available

A representative lecturer in Japanese

No

Name

Detail

1

TANMAY ANAND / Senior Instructor


Advance Diploma in Japanese Language & Culture 2010 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS STUDIES, TOKYO, JAPAN


Japanese Language Proficiency Test, ( Level 2 ) 2008 JAPAN FOUNDATION, NEW DELHI


Teaching Intermediate & Advanced Japanese at Since 2012 

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan , New Delhi 

Taught Japanese Language & Culture to Personnel of Indian Air Force who are now officially stationed in Japan. (Helicopter Pilot & Radar Operator) 2015 - 2017 

Visiting Faculty at Amity University 

Amity School of Foreign Languages, Noida. 2014 - 2016 

Visiting Faculty at Diamond Electric India Pvt. Ltd Since 2012 

(A Japanese Automobile parts manufacturing company in Bawal, Haryana 

(Teaching Japanese language to Indians and English to Japanese employees of the company) 

Japanese Language Teacher at Salwan Public School , Gurugram 2011 - 2012