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Minister Dao Ngoc Dung and Japanese Ambassador discuss on some issues relating to specific skilled labour cooperation between Vietnam and Japan


On December 13, 2019, at the Head office of the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Minister Dao Ngoc Dung had a meeting with Mr. Umeda Kunio, Ambassador of Japan to Vietnam to discuss some issues relating to the cooperation on specific skilled labour between Vietnam and Japan ... Attending the meeting were leaders of Department of International Cooperation, Department of Overseas Labour, Department of Social Assisstances, National Office for Poverty Reduction.

At the meeting, Ambassador Umeda Kunio thanked the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs and Minister Dao Ngoc Dung, for the attention and cooperating with Japan to bring the young Vietnamese labour force in particular to work and study at Japan, thereby contributing greatly to solving the problems of population aging in Japan. At the same time, the Ambassador also announced some cultural, economic and tourism exchange program between Japan and Vietnam, which will take place in Da Nang city and Quang Nam province in the middle of January 2020; The delegation of Japan consisted of nearly 1,000 people (including about 20 Japanese National Assembly deputies, 6 Governors and representatives of Japanese enterprises), the delegation was led by Mr. Nikai Toshiro, General Secretary of the Liberal Democratic Party. The program will be attended by a number of Leaders of the Party and State of Vietnam, as well as relevant ministries and sectors of Vietnam. On behalf of Japan, Ambassador Umeda Kunio sent the invitation and wishing Minister Dao Ngoc Dung to take the time to attend the Workshop on Human Resource Promotion and has a speech at this Conference ...

On the issue of specific skilled labour cooperation, bringing Vietnamese trainees to study and work in Japan, Ambassador Umeda Kunio said: There are about 390,000 Vietnamese people is living, studying and working in Japan. In the context of the aging population in Japan as well as the declining birth rate, there are many Vietnamese young people coming to Japan to work. In the last 2 years, Japanese authorities have had tightening policies to manage the admission of international students to Japan. He also recognized that Vietnam's management agency is the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs and the Department of Overseas Labour has many solutions and strengthened management to implement the legal regulation. The process of bringing skill trainees to Japan, in accordance with the laws of the two countries In order to implement this Program practically.  "Moreover, Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs, Department of Overseas Labour has set up the online forum to provide specific and detailed information on the Vietnamese sending units that have been assessed and licensed ... "-  proposed by Umeda Kunio.
Speaking at the meeting, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung highly appreciated the close attention of the Ambassador to the work related to labour, employment and a number of recent concerns. 
Regarding the cultural, economic and tourism exchange program between Japan and Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has assigned responsibilities to the concerned ministries and branches. Workshop on promoting Vietnamese labour in Japan, the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs has assigned the Department of Overseas Labour to invite Japanese units to discuss this issue.
In terms of labour cooperation between the two countries have achieved many recorded results, such as, the most recent bilateral talks between the two Prime Ministers of the two countries in Thailand. The two countries signed the Memorandum of Understanding on specific skilled labour which has been a great effort of both countries, including the contribution of the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs and Mr. Umeda Kunio. By the end of November 2019, Vietnam had about 74,000 trainees coming to Japan to study and work, forecasting that by the end of 2019 this number will reach over 80,000 trainees.
Minister Dao Ngoc Dung shared that about some bad, unqualified dispatching units, the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs will promptly inspect, verify and resolutely revoke licenses.