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TokyoDev Developer Survey 2023

As Japan continues to attract engineering talent from around the world, it's worth taking a moment to try and get a better idea of what it's like working as an international software developer in Japan.

This is why once again, we are holding the annual TokyoDev Developer Survey to try and find out more about job satisfaction, compensation, technological choices, and much more. Last year’s survey got over 500 responses, and this year we intend to reach an even wider audience.

The survey is anonymous, and we will only release aggregated data to avoid disclosing any personal information. The more responses we get, the more interesting insights we’ll be able to share, so please help out by answering the survey and sharing it with your peers!



Who is behind this survey?
This survey is run by TokyoDev, a job board focusing on developer jobs in Japan for English speakers.
What are the survey's goals?

The survey's goals are to track the working conditions of international developers in Japan (see previous edition).

How will this data be used?

All data collected will be kept strictly private and only be used in aggregate to publish the 2023 TokyoDev Developer Survey.

Who should take this survey?
This is an open survey for any developer living in Japan.
How long will answering the survey take?

Depending on how many questions you answer (all questions are optional), filling out the survey should take around 5-10 minutes.

When will the results be released?
The survey will run from October 5 to October 31, 2023, and the survey results will be released shortly after that.


Special thanks to the following people for helping us review the survey.

TokyoDev Founder Paul McMahon

About TokyoDev

TokyoDev started off with me writing about my own experiences being a developer in Tokyo.

As other international developers asked me questions about working here, I wrote articles to answer them. Now TokyoDev has evolved into a site dedicated to helping international developers start and grow their career in Japan.

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