JAPAN, which sees its population aging, is seen as a potential market for outsourcing for the Philippines.

According to Dr. Wilson Ng, president of Ng Khai Development Corp., there are opportunities for Filipino talents to tap the Japanese market in the outsourcing industry, which they realized during the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s business mission in Tokyo, Japan.

He said that as the young population in Japan continues to dwindle, companies in the country will later on invest to outsource jobs, and the East Asian country is a potential market for Filipino talents.

“I think the big job now is that the more they connect, the more opportunities there are to come up with right business opportunities and skills for anime, gaming, creatives,” Ng said during the recently concluded Beat Summit 2022 at SM Seaside City Cebu.

Ng was part of the Cebu delegation in Tokyo, as part of the Japan and Philippine governments’ joint promotion with the intention to improve both countries’ cooperation in field of outsourcing and anime and game productions.

During the event, Department of Information and Communications Technology 7 Director Frederick Amores also spoke. He said efforts continue on the country’s connectivity through free Wi-Fi access points nationwide.

Amores admitted that a lot of work is still needed to be done to boost the country’s connectivity but with the government’s partnership with the academe, innovation goals are doable.

“We are happy to be in partnership with the academe, with the local government, with the business community. We work with the chambers, not only in Cebu but in other provinces as well to provide ICT (information and communications technology) and connectivity. We provided the bandwidth and they helped us build the infrastructure. So collaboration is important to us,” he said.