Japan, to support its rapidly expanding IT infrastructure, will recruit around two lakh IT professionals from India. It will also issue green cards to the professionals to settle down in the country, said Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Executive Vice President Shigeki Maeda.
“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 tofurther swell to 8,00,000 professionals by 2030,” Maeda said in a keynote address at the recently held India-Japan Business Partnership Seminar, Bengaluru.
Due to the advent of rapid technological innovations, Japan wants to fill in the gap and is looking towards India’s assistance in the IT space. According to Maeda, India with its “most-advanced IT Capabilities”, is one of the most ideal partners to help many Japanese companies in handling their limitations to conventional “in-house innovations”.
Japan, he said, is on the road to adapt and adopt innovation and emerging technologies to revolutionise its manufacturing methodology.
“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.”
In first of its kind initiative, the Japanese Government will be issuing Green Cards for highly skilled professionals, thereby, providing people to get permanent resident status in as short as one year, Maeda added.