I’ve launched the 2020 International Developers in Japan Survey. With this survey, I intend to paint a picture of what life is like for international developers here, both to help people considering making the move here, and also for those already living here to better understand the experience of their peers.

Last year’s survey got 219 responses, and this year I intend to reach an even wider audience. If you’re working as a developer in Japan, I’d love you to take the survey. It should take less than five minutes to complete, and it is completely anonymous. The survey will run until November 22nd, 2020.

After the survey is completed, I’ll post the results as an article on this site, announcing it on Twitter and via the newsletter. Like previous years, I’ll post results in aggregate to avoid disclosing any personal information. This means the more responses the survey gets, the more interesting insights I’ll be able to publish, so please help me out by answering the survey and sharing it with your peers.

A special thanks to everyone who responded to my request on Twitter for feedback on a draft of the survey, including Ben Watanabe, Paulo D’Alberti, and Clement Chidiac.

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Founder of TokyoDev

Paul is a Canadian software developer who has been living in Japan since 2006. Since 2011 he’s been helping other developers start and grow their careers in Japan through TokyoDev.

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