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New chances for Vietnamese labourers to work in Japan


 On September 05, at Tokyo, the Delegation of the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) Vietnam led by Minister Dao Ngoc Dung had a visit and work with Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Welfares. At the meeting, Minister of Health, Labour and Social Welfares agreed with the proposal from Minister Dao Ngoc Dung, and the Ministry will cooperate with the relating ministries to concern the work of expanding more profession to receive Vietnamese internees..

Mr. Kato Katsunobu thanked the MOLISA for working closely with ministries and sectors of Japan in bringing Vietnamese apprentices to Japan to work over the years, affirming that Japan prioritises cooperation with Vietnam in receiving Vietnamese apprentices, skilled workers and engineers.
He said that his ministry has given strict punishments, including the withdrawal of licences, to businesses violating regulations in receiving foreign apprentices, especially acts of violence against foreign workers or unsatisfactory working conditions.
Minister Dao Ngoc Dung highly valued the coordination of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Welfares over the years as well as the cooperation outcomes between the two ministries in labour and social welfare, especially in human resources development.
He said that Japan is one of the favourite destinations for Vietnamese workers. For higher cooperation efficiency, he suggested that Mr.Kato Katsunobu propose to the Japanese Government expanding areas receiving Vietnamese workers, especially sectors that face workforce shortage such as restaurant, hotel, and bus services.
Minister Kato Katsunobu committed to coordinating with relevant ministries to consider Minister Dao Ngoc Dung’s proposals.