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Re: [tlug] Looking for Summer Internship in Japan

On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 11:18 PM, Noda Yoshikazu
<> wrote:
> Nowadays we have Linux runs on PC so anyone can have a ball.
> That was the time of my life, and life was sooo good. Was it because there
> were not enough programmers  30 years ago? Probably. I didn't see any Indian
> nor Chinese nor Phillipino programmers, and there was no such thing
> like offshore
> outsourcing.

Yes, I haven't been in the IT field for 30 years.  But, besides
Stephen's point about how good the Japanese economy (and maybe North
America's and Europe's?) was back then, the world population has grown
a lot worldwide:

In 1990, China and India had 1,141 and 849 million -- in 2008, that
was 1,333 and 1,140.  No numbers for 2015 on this site, but most
likely higher.  Japan just grew from 124 to 128 million.

Worldwide, there's just more people looking for work.  More
competition means lower wages and longer hours.  If a Japanese
employer doesn't look at an overseas workforce, then the company will
risk get swallowed up by another company.  Maybe there's hope, but I'm
not sure the golden years of IT from 30 years ago will be back anytime


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