Indian Diaspora in Japan

Home to timeless traditional arts and the birthplace of sushi, the Land of the Rising Sun is one of the world’s technically advanced nations. With its gorgeous mountainous backdrops, fascinating cultural heritage and scrumptious cuisines, it is no wonder that foreign nationals choose to live, study or work in Japan. According to the Japanese Ministry of Justice, in 2015, out of an estimated population of 127.11 million, roughly 1.75% of the total population is the resident foreign inhabitants in Japan. As of December 2019, there were approximately 2.93 million foreigners living in Japan.

According to a 2014 statistic, there were over 28,047 Indian nationals residing in Japan. Out of these, approximately 60% of Indians are IT professionals and their families. In 2009, the director of the Softbridge Solutions Japan Co., Kenichi Yoshida said that the Indian engineers are becoming the backbone of Japan’s IT industry and that “it is important for Japanese industry to work together with India.”

An archipelago of over 6,852 islands, Japan sure is a beauty and it is no wonder that some Indians choose to settle there. They have made it their home and introduced Indian cultural heritage to the Japanese. Not only are there many Indian restaurants, in 2014, the first Indian-specific school, the India International School in Japan, was established in Tokyo’s Koto ward.

Indians are highly recognized for being geniuses all over the world and it is no different in Japan. The demand for Indian workers in Japan is increasing, For instance; Japan generally hires nurses, midwives, and other general health care providers from countries like the Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Taiwan, and India.  Indians are also most often well qualified for the profession, making them an obvious choice for this career. Along with health care, there is huge demand for Autocad designers and workers for Automotive, Food Processing and IT industries in Japan.

So, if you want to settle, work or study in Japan, we highly recommend that you register to You will find many jobs for Indians in Japan. 

Japan Recruiter is a collaboration platform between Indian jobseekers, Japanese recruiters & Japanese employers. The online system enables the jobseekers to register, apply and win job opportunities in Japan. Our services also include Japanese learning classes, introducing students to the Japanese culture and assisting with the visa process.

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