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Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Hoa welcomed the President of the Public Interest Fund, the International Human Resource Development Organization in Japan

18/09/2013

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.

During this visit, Mr. Kyoei Yanagisawa introduced the Kanamoto Company to the Deputy Minister. This is the company that has received many trainees Vietnam including ones from poor areas. In the recent years, the company have many policies helping trainees Vietnam especially the poor trainees to quickly integrate into working environment.
 
At the meeting, Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Hoa appreciated the closely relationship between the Governments of Vietnam and Japan in recent years, especially in the field of labour and employment.Deputy Minister said that since 2005, the two countries were formally cooperate in bringing labourers from Vietnam to practice in Japan. To date, more than 1,000 employees Vietnam has been practiced in this country. Currently, Vietnam has about 9% of the population (7-8 million people) of poor household concentrated in the remote, border and island areas. Therefore, Vietnam looks forward to Japan and other countries will be increasingly interested in reception of poor labourers of Vietnam getting to study, work, helping them to improve the economic conditions of the family and have more knowledge, experience to be able to apply to work when coming home and contribute to hunger eradication and poverty reduction of the country. He also said that the labourers are often limited awareness, access to the work will definitely difficult, so Vietnam side wants the Japanese companies interest and facilitate them integration with the working environment.
 
About the Kanamoto Company, Mr. Kanamoto, the Company's Director highly appreciated the consciousness, capabilities and qualifications of the Vietnamese trainees, especially those who are poor young labourers. He said that, although awareness is limited, but the Vietnamese poor youth very conscious in working, the spirit of learning, conscious striving. So the company is always looking forward to receiving more of the poor trainee of Vietnam.
 
On behalf of the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs, Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Hoa thanked the IM Japan as well as the Kanamoto Company in helping facilitate Vietnamese labourers in the recent years, especially the poor ones. He suggested that the two sides will continue to work better in the future toward the 40th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries Vietnam - Japan.
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