Education – Labor

Japan’s new visa policy paves way for Vietnamese guest workers

WEDNESDAY, 12/02/2020 07:56:41

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.



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