Over the last decade, Japan has seen a surge in engineering advancements that have revolutionized many industries. These advances have been made possible by the country’s rich industrial and technological history, as well as its widespread education system.

Some of the most notable engineering advancements in Japan in the last 10 years include:

  1. The development of unmanned aerial vehicle technology. Japan has been at the forefront of the UAV industry for years, and this trend is only expected to continue. Companies all over the world are increasingly turning to Japanese engineers to develop and manage these technologies.
  2. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI). AI has become a key tool in many engineering fields, and Japan has been at the forefront of this development. Companies all over the world are now turning to Japanese engineers to help them implement this technology in their products.
  3. The advancement of robotics and automation. Robotics and automation have become essential elements in many engineering disciplines, and Japan has been at the forefront of this development. This has led to vast improvements in the manufacturing process, and it is expected to continue for years to come.
  4. The development of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology has been Field of study for many years, but it has only recently started to be used in mainstream engineering fields. Japan has been at the forefront of this development, and it is expected to continue for years to come.
  5. The development of 5G technology. 5G technology is still in its early stages of development, but it is already revolutionizing many industries. Japan has been at the forefront of this development, and it is expected to continue for years to come.

Many Japanese companies (including those in the electronics, automotive and heavy manufacturing industries) are open to hiring foreign engineers. There are a great number of engineering jobs in Japan — it’s not a career position most Japanese companies are willing to off-shore.


Adhand, Aero Asahi, Almec, Alpha Hydraulic Engineering Consultants, American Engineering, Asano Taisekiso Engineering, Asia Air Survey, Averna


Bodycote Japan


Chiyoda System Technologies, Chuo Fukken, Chuo Geomagnetic, Civil Engineering Research Institute of Hokkaido, Consulting Engineers Associates, Cosmos, CTI Engineering International


Dainichi Consultant, Deloitte, Dia Consultants


ECOH, Eight Japan Engineering Consultants, Eiewa Land Environment, Engineering Advancement Association, Engineering Consulting Firms Association, Exeno Yamamizu, Ex Research Institute


Fujikasui Engineering, Fukken


Global Group 21 Japan, Godai Kaihatsu


Highway Industry Development Organization


IC Net, IDEA Consultants, Igarashi Design Interface Project, IHI, Infrastructure Development Institute, Ingerosec, Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, Institute of Electronic, Information and Communication Engineers, International Association of Earthquake Engineering, Itaya Engineering, Itotec, Iwashita Engineering, Izumi Sohken Engineering


J-Power, Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education, Japan Airport Consultants, Japan Association for Wind Engineering, Japan Commission On Large Dams, Japan High Comm, Japan Inspection Co., Japan Institute of Construction Engineering, Japan Port Consultants, Japan Society for Precision Engineering, Japan Society of Automotive Engineers, Japan Society of Engineers, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Japan Riverfront Resource Center, Japan Society for Precision Engineering, Japan Standards Association, Japan Techno, Japan Thermal Engineering, Japan Tunneling Society, Japan Welding Engineering Society, Japanese Industrial Standards Committee, Japanese Women Engineers Forum, JDS, JFE Engineering, JGI


Kanso, Kajima Road, Katahira & Engineers, Kawada Industries, Keisoku Research Consultant, Kensetsu Gijutsu, Kiso-Jiban Consultants, Koha, Komaihaltec, Kubota Kasui, Kumonos


Mizushima Press Kogyo, Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting, Miura


Naka Nihon Engineering Consultants, Nakata Engineering, New Nippon Consultants, Newjec, Nexco, NHK Technologies, Nichireki, Nihon Suido Consultants, Nihon Suiko Sekkei, Nippon Civic Consulting Engineers, Nippon Engineering Consulting, Nippon Koei, Nippon Steel Engineering, Nippon Suido Consultants, Nittetsu Mining Consultants, Nittoku Engineering, NJS, NDK Keeper, Newjec, NJS Consulting Engineers, Non-Destructive Insection, NTC International, NTT Facilities


OEC, Okura Yusoki, Opmac, Otsuka, Oval, Overseas Merchandise Inspection


Pacet, Pacific Engineering, Polytech Add, POWTEX, P.T. Morimura & Associates


Raax, Rehabilitation Engineering Society of Japan, Reiko Chikada Lighting Design, Recs International


Sankyu, Sanyu Consultants, SGS Japan, Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, Solize, Sumika Chemical Analysis Service, SVC Tokyo, Swing


T-Net Japan, Taiheyo Engineering, Taiyo Kogyo, Tamano, Teikoku International, Telec, Tellnite, Tepsco, Thermal and Nuclear Power Engineering Society, Teratec, Tokyo Energy & Systems, Toyo Engineering


Unico International, Union of Japanese Scientist and Engineers


Vehicle Information and Communication System Center, Veolia


Wakisaka Engineering, Water Re-Use Promotion Center, West JEC, Wintest


Yachiyo Engineering