For decades, Japan has been struggling with the economic need to attract more foreign residents to the country and the general social reluctance to do so.
Over the years there have been some well-publicized failures and a few quiet successes, and Japan retains her image as a generally closed nation.
But reality changes much faster than perception in Japan. Things are already changing and that change is about to accelerate.
Today I’d like you to meet Nao Sugihara founder of MTIC, who is going to explain these trends in detail. Nao runs a recruiting platform called GaijinBank that deals exclusively with blue-collar, foreign labor, and he’ll show you not only that Japan’s has opened up far more than most people acknowledge, but that this trend will likely accelerate over the next 20 years.
It’s a great conversation, and I think you’ll enjoy it.