Nepalese who have passed the Japanese language and skill test will soon be able to go to Japan. The Ministry of Labour, Employment, and Social Security announced on Wednesday that the process of sending 850 Specified Skilled Workers (SSW) who passed the Japanese language and skill test to Japan has reached its final stage.
Earlier on 11th Chait 2075, a labor agreement was signed between the government of Nepal and Japan to provide employment opportunities to Nepali citizens in Japan under the SSW system. Under this system, the Japanese government will allow foreign workers to work in 14 sectors including agriculture, fisheries, industrial sector, hotels, restaurants, tourism, construction, nursing, and caregivers.
The meeting of the joint committee formed to discuss the process of sending Nepalis to Japan for employment is scheduled to be held in Kathmandu on Thursday. A joint committee has been formed with stakeholders from the two countries. The committee will consist of a team led by Rajiv Pokharel, joint secretary of the Ministry of Labor, Employment, and Social Security on behalf of the Government of Nepal, while the delegation committee will be led by Assistant Deputy Minister Chosumo Nakagawa on behalf of the Government of Japan.
The ministry has informed through a press release that the meeting will decide the timing of sending Nepali citizens for employment in Japan. The Ministry of Labor has claimed that Japan is the country with a safe and most attractive income after South Korea. According to the Ministry of Labor, it has not yet been decided how much quota will be given to Nepalese if the policy of taking 3,45,150 workers to Japan is adopted in the first five years.
Since 1993, Japan has been taking trainee workers from 15 different countries including Nepal under the International Training Cooperation Organization (JITCO) agreement to provide training along with employment.