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Minister Dao Ngoc Dung receives Japanese Minister of Justice

01/07/2022

On June 29, at the Ministry Head quarter, Minister of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Dao Ngoc Dung had a cordial meeting and working with Mr. Furukawa Yoshihisa, Japan’s Minister of Justice. Attending the meeting were Leaderships from the Ministry’s Office, Department of International Cooperation, Department of Legal Affairs, Department of Overseas Labour, Department of Social Assistance, Department of Child Affairs…

At the meeting, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung affirmed that Vietnam – Japan had a special relationship in all the fields of economy, politics, and legislation, especially, in the field of labour, for the benefit of both countries.

According to Minister Dao Ngoc Dung, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the cooperation on manpower between the two sides has been affected. However, since the beginning of 2022, after the pandemic was controlled, Japan re-opened and received 50,000 internees from Vietnam to work in Japan.
Sharing on the amending the law on dispatching Vietnamese Labour to work abroad under the contract, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung said that the law was amended with many improvement contents in order to ensure the benefits for labourers working abroad and enterprises dispatching workers abroad.
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Notably, the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs has suggested that the Japanese Ministry of Justice consider whether to exempt residence tax and income tax through negotiation ... for employees, in order to ensure benefits and minimum income for Vietnamese people for the mutual benefit of the two countries. This is a fair and feasible policy because Japan has applied the above policy to some other countries, while Vietnam has given priority workforce to Japan.
Besides the labour sector, other cooperation between the two countries in the fields of child affairs, gender equality, social insurance, etc. is currently being carried out relatively well.
Talking at the meeting, the Japanese Minister of Justice Furukawa Yoshihisa expressed his agreement and was extremely excited about the good relationship between the two countries in various fields.
Minister Furukawa Yoshihisa shared that with a large number of people living and working in Japan, the contribution of Vietnamese people to this country is huge, showing the strong interest and support of the Vietnamese Government. "I believe that the results achieved thanks to the trust between the Vietnamese and the Japanese people, the Vietnamese Government, and the Japanese Government," added Minister Furukawa Yoshihisa.
According to Minister Furukawa Yoshihisa, through JICA with the project Connecting employment information for Vietnamese workers working abroad will be a meaningful opportunity, facilitating access to public and transparent information connecting workers in need with Japanese recruitment agencies. Minister Furukawa Yoshihisa wished to continue receiving concern from the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam for this project so that it can be put into operation soon, helping Vietnamese workers easily join the labour market in Japan.
Through the discussion, the two sides agreed on reducing intermediaries, reducing costs for employees; providing sufficient information about the market for employees, and supporting them to choose and decide actively.
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