The IT sector of Kerala is seriously contemplating giving Japanese language training courses to professionals.
A handful of language experts 'from the land of rising sun' have come forward to offer training for software engineers and testers who opt for Japanese firms. In the wake of 9/11 incident, software firms have shifted their focus from the US to Japan, which is ranked second in world economy. Hence, the number of students learning the language has shot up in Kerala to take advantage of the opportunity.The Alumni Society of AOTS (ASA) Kerala, at Aluva, too has been involved in Japanese language promotion since its inception in 1989 and has two study centres in Kochi. It is part of a worldwide network of voluntary service organisations whose members have specialised knowledge in technical and management fields acquired from Japan through the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS), Tokyo.To tide up with the situation, IT majors such as Wipro, Infosys, TCS and outsourcing firms are here now make the hey while sun shines.