By 2030, Japan will need almost 600,000 IT professionals.
Prominent Indian information technology (IT) firms have long anticipated Japan's recent move to acknowledge the need to welcome Indian professionals.
An immediate need for 200,000 IT professionals. "This is being necessitated due to the advent of rapid technological innovations in the country's societal demands. Japan wants to fill this yawning gap and is looking towards India's assistance in the IT space.
Those are kinds of opportunities.
So, what has prevented the country from attracting talent effectively?
While the language is one big constraint. What are other challenges?
When it comes to breaking into Japanese markets, Indian IT services companies haven't made many inroads. In 2020, India accounted for less than two percent of software export to Japan, a $108-billion-market there.
While Tier I and II IT companies from India already had a presence in Japan, there is enough scope for small companies and niche businesses.
Significant opportunities would be in automation, manufacturing, digital services, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and IoT.
Watch this webinar where all these issues was discussed by our guest in IJBC August edition of webinar.
1. Mr. Sunil Kulkarni, Founder and CEO of Fidel Technologies 2. Mr. Siddharth Deshmukh, Founder and CEO of Shimbi Labs
Konnichiwa Pune is a three days festival by Indo Japan Business Council. The Festival aimed to bring people, businesses, and educational institutes together. Konnichiwa Pune seeks to promote the exchange of trade, culture, and academic ties between India and Japan in a friendly festive manner.