The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and leaders of Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on human resource development, Ha Noi, November 19, 2019.
The MoU aims to establish a mutual cooperative framework on sending and receiving engineers, technicians, interns and special workers (laborers granted with Japan’s vocational certificates) and students in fields of mutual concerns.
According to the contents of the MoU, the first phase will focus on cooperation in terms of health care and nursing. Afterwards, the two sides will discuss expanding to other sectors when consenting with relevant conditions.
In addition, the two sides will support laborers to learn more experience and skills and work at companies and organizations in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture Kuroiwa Yuji asserted that the local authorities will facilitate laborers and their families to integrate into local community through such supporting programs as consultancy and teaching Japanese.
The MoU will be valid within three years and will be extended in line with the consensus of the two sides.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Van Thanh said that the MoU will continue making contributions to promoting the two nations’ cooperative ties in labor and human resource development.
More Vietnamese youngsters will have opportunity to study and work in Japan and make contributions to the development of the nation and the friendship relations between the two countries, he added.
Currently, more than 330,000 Overseas Vietnamese are living in all 47 cities and prefectures in Japan, ranking third among the overseas communities in the nation.
Viet Nam has sent more than 250,000 interns to Japan. Since early 2019, as many as 64,429 Vietnamese interns have travelled to Japan for working. VGP
The need for laborers is expected to become more serious when the EU-Vietnam FTA (EVFTA) takes effect.
The Overseas Labor Management Department, under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, has warned of risks for local laborers who illegally go abroad for work, especially in Japan, South Korea and Singapore.