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Survey in Japan looks to assess outlook for foreign engineers

Government hopes to lure techies from abroad as domestic talent pool dries up

Japan's shrinking workforce is forcing the country to look beyond its borders for system engineers and programmers.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As Japan faces a looming shortage of system engineers and programmers, the government will survey engineers already in the country and companies to find out how to attract more tech talent, Nikkei recently learned.

The survey by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is intended to assess the needs of companies and engineers as competition to lure talented engineers heats up worldwide. The ministry also hopes to connect companies with engineers.

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