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Mongolia is Japan's new frontier in the search for IT talent

Romania and Myanmar are also among the hunting grounds for tech specialists

Students from a technical college speak with recruiters at a job fair in Ulaanbaatar on April 9.

TOKYO -- Japanese companies, faced with a shortfall of homegrown tech talent, and intense competition with U.S. and European rivals for engineers from China and India, are looking to "frontier" markets such as Mongolia and Romania.

Advertising agency Dentsu recently held a briefing session in Mongolia hoping to land new information technology engineers, while staffing company Human Resocia is set to launch a project to send science and technology specialists to Japan from Romania.

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