Vietnamese people account for 55% of the foreign workers who are granted visa under Japan’s new policy adopted from April 1, 2019, according to the Immigration Bureau of Japan’s Ministry of Justice.
Staff at a Tokyo hotel (Photo: AFP/VNA)
As of December last year, Japanese authorities granted visa to 1,621 guest workers under the specific skilled workers’ programme, up 7.4 times compared to the three previous months.
More than 90% of those guest workers completed the technical intern trainee programme.
Vietnam has the largest number of employees with 901, followed by Indonesia 189, and the Philippines 111.