Japan Less Attractive to Skilled Foreign Workers: Survey

Economy

London, Nov. 21 (Jiji Press)--Japan has less appeal than other economies in the world for highly skilled foreign workers, a Swiss survey has revealed.

In the 2018 global survey by the International Institute for Management Development, a business school in Switzerland, Japan came 29th among 63 countries and regions, up two notches from the previous year's survey, called IMD World Talent Ranking.

The rankings were determined after assessing the methods countries and regions use to attract and retain the talent their businesses need to thrive. Points were distributed to each economy in 30 categories, such as human development and investment, attractiveness to highly skilled foreign workers, and public expenditures on education.

Japan's overall ranking improved, albeit slightly, chiefly thanks to higher scores on readily availability of skilled labor.

But the country ranked close to the bottom on international experience of senior corporate officials, at 62nd, cost of living, at 60th, and education expenditures relative to gross domestic product, at 57th.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

Jiji Press