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Japan Plans a Comeback


In recent years, the Japanese economy has slumped: An ageing population, buffered by a lack of high-ranking universities in recent years means that the talent pool has been shrinking, and this trend shows no sign of stopping if no action is taken. A large number of domestic students in Japan will graduate with little chance of finding any form of work, let alone work which is in line with their qualifications.

However, on the back of a new economic policy which aims to kick-start both the economy and revive Japanese higher education, perhaps the tide is turning. With a move away from electronics and cars into more health-orientated services, the opportunities available for those involved in the medical and health industries amongst others could certainly see an increase.

If you are considering a move to Japan to get on board of this new surge ahead of the game, then have a look at our recently updated guide on Looking for work in Japan. Written chiefly for the young educated person looking for opportunities abroad, the guide is the ideal foundation from which to build your social and business cultural knowledge of this modern country which maintains its renowned traditional roots.

After months of research and gathering information from our international correspondents, the ELM team is proud to have updated the guide book "Looking for work in Japan”. Our career guides are available on as well as on our own website