On September 18, 2013, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs, Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Hoa had a cordial meeting with Mr. Kyoei Yanagisawa - the President of the Public Interest Fund, the International Human Resource Development Organization in Japan. Also attending the meeting were representatives of the Department of International Cooperation, the Department of Overseas Labour and representatives of relevant departments.
At the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on issues of bringing the Vietnam's poor youth to practice in Japan. Earlier, on 07/08/2013, in Hanoi, Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen and Mr. Kyoei Yanagisawa signed an agreement on development of human resources for Vietnam's poor youth. Accordingly, both sides agree to jointly organize training programs in Vietnam, especially for the youth in the poor households and belonging to social policies subjects prescribed by the Government of Vietnam, so they have become eligible trainees to going Japan for technical practice in 3 years and when returning home they will be funded to community integration.The project is funded by the Public Interest Fund, the International Human Resource Development Organization in Japan.