Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is the capital of Japan and one of its 47 prefectures, the greater Tokyo area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world.
Tokyo has a unlimited amount of things to do and the city’s history can be appreciated in districts such as Asakusa, and in many excellent museums, historic temples and gardens.
While demand for bilingual talent is on the rise amid globalisation and the forthcoming 2020 Olympics Tokyo is experiencing an acute skills shortage in all occupations.
Tokyo is suffering from an ageing population and as a result it has to look at new strategies to find much needed talent including attracting its expatriates back home to the city and also to encourage large numbers of suitably qualified professionals to come to the city to live and work.
The ICT area is suffering greatly and positions for mobile developers are growing rapidly with demand for temporary and contract workers on the rise as well as specialist talent in the areas of big data and cyber security.
Tokyo has more that 2 job openings for every applicant and this is an average figure the norm is around 7 jobs per applicant with small companies the worst ht by the shortage of skilled workers.
The good news is that as a result of the shortage of workers large corporations are beginning to loosen their hiring practices and salaries are on the rise.
In addition the work environment in Japans companies is changing significantly with work/ life balance issues coming to the fore.
With Tokyo employer near crisis point in their quest for talent and with Businesses being forced to rethink expansion planes and in extreme cases shut up shop because they cannot fill jobs at any wage.
Now is the time to return to Tokyo for good or to come to the city for the first time to take up the many roles on offer.
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