The number of Vietnamese students entering the local workforce after completing their education here amounted to 5,244 in 2018, the second highest number among their foreign peers in the country.
At a Japanese language class for Vietnamese workers
Chinese students came first in the list at 10,886, whileNepalese and Republic of Korea nationals secured the third and four places at2,934 and 1,575, respectively.
Foreign students in Japan are required to change theirresidence status if they want to work in the country after graduating fromuniversities or completing vocational schools.
The number of foreign alumni granted the change increased ineight consecutive years to reach 25,942 last year, up 3,523 from 2017 and markinga record high since data collection began in 1992.
More than 93 percent of the students obtained theEngineer/Specialist in Humanities/International services visa. This groupincludes interpreters and IT engineers.
Since April 2019, the Japanese Government launched a new"specified skills" working visa system, which introduces two newcategories that allow foreign workers to be employed in 14 types of jobs,including nursing care and construction – which face serious manpower shortages,to remain in the country for up to five years.
In the next five years, Japan expects to receive about345,500 foreign workers./.VNA
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