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Demand for IT professionals continues to grow in Japan, but lower pay makes the sector less attractive to midcareer job hoppers.
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Low IT pay stifles Japan's digital transformation

Companies slow to ditch seniority system, shift to skills-based hiring

MOTOKAZU MATSUI, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- Japanese companies face a serious shortage of skilled tech professionals as rigid seniority systems prevent them offering the kind of pay and packages likely to lure younger IT engineers and other experts.

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