The flagship event, which started in 2018, is hosted virtually by IIT Hyderabad this year and students from the college will get an exclusive opportunity to showcase their talents before Japanese companies and thus win placements.
Since the government of Japan is going ahead with its plan to improve the technical capability of companies with the software skillsets of Indians they want to hunt in the talent pool from India as part of this initiative.
Along with established Japanese companies in India, Japanese VCs and startups are here as part of the event to tap the best of Indian talent.
Besides IIT Hyderabad Director B S Murty and IIT Hyderabad Dean Public and Corporate Relations (PCR) C K Mohan, the event will be addressed by JETRO Director-General Takashi Suzuki.
The event will have a presentation from Nippon Paint Technological Environment Maintenance Specialist (Technology Planning Department) Dr. Divya Anand on “Build your Future with JAPAN” along with Rahul Garg and Ravi Yadav who have worked with Japanese companies after study periods in Japan.
The event will see the participation of Japanese companies working in areas like information technology (IT), hardware, agritech, automobiles, energy and textiles among others.
Japanese companies are said to be looking for individuals capable in software development, blockchain, AI, health tech, agrotech, medtech, cloud, networking, and advanced material development.
Speaking on Japan Day 2020 to the NFA Post, IIT Hyderabad Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering Associate Professor Dr Kotaro Kataoka said it is a unique event in which diverse Japanese companies including tech startups get together and interact with the best of India’s talents.
“Although the delegates from Japanese companies cannot directly visit IIT Hyderabad due to Covid-19 pandemic, the third edition of Japan Day will attract the most Japanese companies ever to participate by fully shifting to online,” said IIT Hyderabad Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering Associate Professor Dr Kotaro Kataoka.
While artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and digital transformation (DX) are the highly demanding fields in Japanese industry, Dr. Kataoka pointed out that Japanese companies are also finding it difficult to attract experienced and talented human resources in these fields.
“Indian talents are highly promising to address this talent deficit there and Japan Day 2020 opens up the wide access to the exact solution for Japan. In addition, it will not take a long time before the non-ICT industries in Japan also witness the power of Indian talents,” said Dr. Kataoka.
Dr. Kataoka also pointed out that the event will help in knowing each other and in building a win-win relationship between Japanese companies and Indian talent pools.
The virtual event will finally help in securing a successful placement in Japan for Indian talent.
“The online live interactions bring a lot of benefits for the participants from Japan and India. Japanese companies can get exposure to potential Indian talents. And IITH students can deepen their understanding about Japanese companies themselves, job culture, life, carrier development, and cutting-edge technologies in high demand, and most importantly, increase the chances of getting a job in Japan,” Dr. Kataoka added.
Nippon Paint Technological Environment Maintenance Specialist (Technology, Planning, Research & Development Department) Dr. Divya Anand said there is a cultural link between the two countries.
“But working in Japan is a different experience as the country accepted globalisation very late. We have to learn the language to be effective in Japanese society. But it is very interesting to note that Japanese technology is famous world over in the space of manufacturing and material science engineering,” Nippon Paint Technological Environment Maintenance Specialist (Technology, Planning, Research & Development Department) Dr. Divya Anand said.
This article first appeared in the NFA Post and is republished with permission.