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Japan immigration

Bangladeshi tech talent heads to Japan's north to Sapporo expat scene

Cool weather, less crowding and lower cost of living draw foreign job seekers

The Central Park of Japan's north, Odori Koen: Sapporo is Japan's fifth-largest city by population. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

SAPPORO, Japan -- He has come a long way from Dhaka, but Mohammed Julkarnaine, a 32-year-old from Bangladesh who moved to this northern Japanese city to work in software development, seems happy to call it home.

"I've been able to work in artificial intelligence," he said. "And I haven't seen any crime."

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