The DIP Research Institute, run by DIP Corporation, conducted an employment survey aimed at Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino residents of Japan who have Technical Intern Training or Student visas. They published the results on July 16.
According to the survey, 76% of respondents work in jobs that fall within the 14 types designated by the Specific Skilled Worker visa.
Furthermore, 94% of foreign residents are interested in the Specific Skilled Worker visa type, and 80% of students hope to find work or pursue higher education in Japan.
When asked what bothered them most about working in Japan, most answered “long working hours” at around 30%.
The survey also asked respondents about their objectives and reasons for working in Japan, as well as things they liked about working in the country. According to the report, the most answered that salaries were higher in Japan than in their home countries. Furthermore, the data shows that even workers who did not aim to work in Japan at first still felt there were many good aspects about working here.
On the other hand, among those who came to Japan to learn advanced skills, there was a lower ratio who said that they were glad they came to Japan. This data shows that some workers in Japan did not get the results they expected from their time here.
When finding or changing jobs, it’s best to make your aims and reasons for working in Japan clear. This way, you can feel better about the work you do.
This survey was aimed at current Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino residents working in Japan. It was conducted in the form of an internet survey （Rakuten Insight Study）, and was conducted from May 13 to June 13, 2019. The number of valid answers was 50 for each country, making a total of 150 respondents.
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