Vietnam suggests Japan accept Vietnamese interns in more professions

Wednesday, 21/09/2022 16:07
Vietnam is suggesting Japan consider expanding the number of occupations accepting Vietnamese interns in areas such as restaurant and hotel services, drivers, service and maintenance in urban railways and high-speed trains, construction of underground sewage treatment systems and urban environment.
Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung and Mr. Nakatani Gen, Assistant to the Prime Minister of Japan, discuss cooperation programs on human resources. (Photo: VNA) 

This was one of the contents raised at the meeting between Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung and Mr. Nakatani Gen, Assistant to the Prime Minister of Japan, on September 20.

According to Minister Dung, Vietnamese workers can quickly adapt to these industries and occupations and improve their skills if they undergo basic training.

At the meeting, Minister Dung suggested that Japan consider continuing to improve its programs for accepting trainees and special-skill labor programs, especially re-evaluating the program on receiving elderly care nursing workers, creating more favorable conditions for businesses and unions of the two sides to coordinate implementation.

He also proposed the Japanese side exempt residence tax and income tax for Vietnamese interns and conduct the recruitment of specific skilled workers according to the provisions of the agreement signed between the two countries.

Mr. Nakatani Gen emphasized that in November 2021, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh visited Japan and in May 2022, Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio also visited Vietnam. Thus, over the past 6 months, both countries made official visits to each other, which is the most concrete evidence of the good cooperative relationship between Vietnam and Japan.

Mr. Nakatani Gen said he would accept and acknowledge the opinions and suggestions of Minister Dung and affirmed that he would make efforts to promote the implementation of the above proposals.

Vietnamese workers in Japan not only earn better income for themselves, but also have the opportunity to access advanced techniques, technology, and a professional working environment. They have also contributed to socio-economic development, production and business in Japan, helping Japan overcome a labor shortage, and contributing to the development of strategic partnership between the two countries.

Japan is one of the key labor markets where Vietnam is bringing workers. In recent years, the number of Vietnamese workers going to work in Japan accounts for 50% of the total number of workers going abroad every year. This is one of the markets with the best working conditions and income, favored by Vietnamese workers./.

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