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Huawei snaps up engineering talent from Japan's heavyweights

Fresh graduates are finding the allure of fat checks and rewarding merit too much to pass up

Ren Zhengfei, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Technologies talks during the session in Davos in January 2015. (Courtesy of Huawei Japan)

TOKYO When Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies was looking for a new site for its Japan research lab, it found a lot to like near Shinagawa Station, smack in the center of Tokyo.

"It chose Shinagawa to target engineers at Sony, Canon and Toshiba, which also have offices there," the president of a headhunting agency said.

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