Japan Education Market
2019 Outlook

Three major changes in Japanese education are due by 2020. Tech companies are helping schools prepare for mandatory coding curriculum. Japan’s talent mismatch is identified as most acute in Asia-Pacific.

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Japan’s schools are likely to seek solutions from the private sector this year as they prepare for new education reforms, including coding lessons, which will roll out in 2020. More upskilling programs and cross-sector relationships are also expected as the country tackles its critical skills shortage in the digital space.

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