In Hsinchu where I live, you see the effects of the influx of Japanese workers everywhere. In many ways they seem catered to far more than the many other foreign workers here.
One of the hottest exports from Japan these days isn’t video games or eco-friendly cars.
It is engineers.
Japan’s once vaunted electronics industry has downsized to survive global competition, and is inadvertently setting off a brain drain. Thousands of Japanese engineers and other industry professionals have gone to Taiwan, South Korea and China to seek work at aggressive, fast-growing companies that want to use Japanese technological expertise.