Japan attracts a large number of Vietnamese labourers. (Photo: Fujiedu)

As a result, Vietnamese labourers account for 55% of labourers granted visas based on the new policy that Japan has applied since early April 2019.

Under the new policy, food processing and beverage sectors received the largest number of foreign labourers with 557, after agriculture (292 labourers) and industrial engine manufacturing (198 labourers). 

Putting the new policy into effect, the Japanese Government hopes to attract more foreign labourers to solve shortages of human resources.

The new policy allows foreign labourers with Japanese language and specific professional skills to work up to 5 years in 14 industries such as construction, agriculture and healthcare. Meanwhile, labourers with profession in construction and shipbuilding can work in Japan a longer time./.

Compiled by BTA