Resume by Martin Gøttske
Southeast Asian nations rank well above other countries in the region in terms of attractiveness to highly skilled foreign talent. In a global ranking, Singapore is placed 3rd – highest among Asian countries. Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand are all in top 25, while South Korea and Japan are at the bottom of the pile, according to the 2017 IMD World Talent Ranking.
This is especially bad news for Japan as it seeks the talent it needs to compete in the global economy with an aging, shrinking population. The language barrier and rigid business practices are widely seen as obstacles to hiring top foreign talent in Japan.