Reason3. Excellent Human Resources
Highly Educated Workforce with Excellent Skills
% of Tertiary
”Education at a Glance 2021” (OECD)
Number of Researchers per million population
|No.||Country (G7)||Number of researchers|
”Global Innovation Index 2021”
(World Intellectual Property Organization)
Excellent Employer-Labor Relations and Wealth of Talent Support Your Business
Proportion of Technicians and Associate Professionals to Total Workforce
Availability of Scientists and Engineers
”Global Talent Competitiveness Index” (INSEAD)
Developing Global Talent
Japan is fostering human resources with the capabilities and mindset required for global talent by promoting study abroad and the International Baccalaureate education.
Number of Japanese Studying Abroad
Source: ”Survey on the Number of Japanese Studying Abroad”
(Japan Student Services Organization)
Number of International Baccalaureate Schools
(Note) As of end-November for 2013 – 2016, end-May for 2017, and end-March for 2018 onward
Source: Compiled from “MEXT consortium for promotion of IB education in Japan” website
Japan Welcomes Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals and Entrepreneurs
Japan welcomes highly skilled foreign professionals and entrepreneurs through the “Japanese Green Card for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals” and “Projects for Encouraging Foreign Entrepreneurs to Start Business ”(so-called “Startup Visa”)
“Japanese Green Card for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals” system
- Foreign professionals who score the specified points or more on the scoring sheet are recognized as “highly skilled foreign professionals” and eligible for preferential immigration treatment.
- Period of stay required to apply for the permanent resident status has been reduced to one year at the shortest.
Example of scoring
|34 years of age or younger||10 points|
|Annual income of 6 million yen||20 points|
|Master’s degree holder||20 points|
|Three years of work experience||5 points|
|Invention of patents||15 points|
|Graduated from a top-tier university||5 points|
Complied from news reports
Projects for Encouraging Foreign Entrepreneurs to Start Business (so-called “Startup Visa”)
- As a general rule, you need to fulfill requirements (such as establishing an office in Japan) and acquire a status of residence under the “business manager” category to start a business in Japan.
- When you take advantage of the “Startup Visa,” you can stay in Japan for up to one year and prepare to start a business before meeting the requirements.
Reason4. Excellent business Environment, Reliable Infrastructure
Efficiency of Train Services
1st in the world