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LF Research publishes actionable and decision-useful insights into open source software, hardware, standards, and data based on empirical research methodologies. Through leveraging community networks, project databases, surveys, and qualitative findings, and through its commitment to best practices in primary research, Linux Foundation Research is the definitive home for data-driven insights into open source for the benefit of governments, enterprises, and society at large.

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2024 State of Tech Talent Japan Report

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Earlier this year, LF Research published its 2024 State of Tech Talent Report. The survey findings from this study were subsequently segmented by Japanese respondents and analyzed in a secondary report to capture a focused perspective on talent management amid the unique challenges faced by Japan's IT industry.

This report finds that Japan is facing some obstacles in its modernization efforts. The country is confronting a significant shortage of technical talent, persistent legacy mainframes, and training programs that fall short in delivering the skills required for complex roles. Despite these obstacles, there are signs of change, including the government's initiatives for digital transformation, commitments to cloud integration and the implementation of GenAI, and a high number of organizations cross-skilling existing staff to address technical talent needs (51%).

Read the full report for a detailed analysis of the Japanese technical talent market!

Adrienn Lawson, The Linux Foundation
Stephen Hendrick, The Linux Foundation
with a foreword by Noriaki Fukuyasu, The Linux Foundation

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