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Minister Dao Ngoc Dung visits and works in Japan


 With the approval of the Prime Minister and the invitation of the Minister of Justice of Japan, Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung has a business trip to Japan. The Minister will lead the delegation, visit and work in Japan from September 4 to September 8.

According to the plan, in Tokyo, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung will have a high-level meeting with Mr. Yashuhiro Hanashi, Minister of Justice of Japan and discuss on the solutions to promote the work of dispatching Vietnamese workers to study and work in Japan. In which, improving working conditions for workers is one of the top priorities.
Minister Dao Ngoc Dung will also visit and work with his counterpart, Mr. Kato Katsunobu, Minister of Health, Labour and Social Welfare of Japan.
In addition, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung and the delegation will also visit, encourage representatives of Vietnamese workers working in Tokyo and Osaka (Japan), and listen to their opinions and concerns after more than 2 years affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The delegation will meet a number of Japanese trade unions to jointly promote the sending of more labourers from Vietnam to Japan after the Covid-19 pandemic has been gradually controlled in both countries.
This is the first working trip abroad of Minister Dao Ngoc Dung after the Covid-19 pandemic occurred.
Japan was selected as the first country to show the comprehensive cooperative relationship between Vietnam and Japan and the top concern of the head of the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs.
This is also a step to prepare for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries (1973-2023).
Japan is one of the key labour markets where Vietnam is dispatching workers to work. In recent years, the number of Vietnamese workers going to work in Japan accounts for 50% of the total number of workers going abroad annually. This is one of the markets with the best working conditions and income, favored by Vietnamese workers. Currently, Vietnam sends labourers to work in Japan in the following forms: Technical intern program; Program to bring Vietnamese nurses to Japan to work within the framework of the Vietnam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA); Specific Skilled Worker Program; Technical labour program, interpreter; Construction labour, shipbuilding. Vietnamese labourers working in Japan have contributed to socio-economic development, production and business and helped Japan overcome the labour shortage, and contributed to the development of the strategic cooperation relationship between the two countries.