11,000 Koreans Went to Work in Japan Last Year

      August 23, 2017 12:42

      A growing number of Korean jobseekers are finding employment in Japan.

      According to Japanese government figures on Tuesday, 11,025 Koreans were given work visas for Japan last year, surpassing the 10,000 mark for the first time and almost twice as many as in 2006.

      Japan has seen surging corporate investments thanks to Abenomics, resulting in an explosive growth in job opportunities.

      Jobseekers read a bulletin at a Japan job fair in Seoul last year. /Courtesy of the Korea International Trade Association

      The country's unemployment rate stood at 2.8 percent in June, which is considered full employment, and companies are hungry for more workers. The government has opened doors to foreigners to fill the shortage, and IT experts from Korea are in high demand.

      Lee Bok-ki at employment service Wanted Lab said, "IT investments are soaring in Japan, and it wants workers who are experienced in a field where Korea is a step ahead." 

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