Five Vietnamese Nursing Interns Got Approved to Start Working in Japan's Niigata Prefecture

Diep Nguyen

16:26 05/03/2019

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After coming to Japan about more than a year ago, they learnt Japanese for about a year, they got training for about one year in Ibaraki prefecture.

Five Vietnamese Nursing Interns Got Approved to Start Working in Japan's Niigata Prefecture

Photo: Asahi

Nursing care is likely to see the biggest influx of foreigners under a Japanese visa program launching in April 2019 to address labor shortages, with up to 60,000 new workers expected in the first five years.
The Ministry of Justice in November presented to the Diet a breakdown of the number of foreign workers expected in each of the 14 sectors covered by the program. Overall, the country is likely to take in about 263,000 to 345,000 foreigners though a visa program for low-skill workers in five years, including up to 53,000 in the restaurant industry, 40,000 in construction and 36,500 in agriculture, according to the article presented by Nikkei Asian Review. 
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told parliament previously that those numbers will be treated as caps.
When April approaches, the Japanese for the first time granted 5 female Vietnamese the chances of working at the nursing home for the elderly in Sado City, Asahi reported. On March, they had the honor to be invited to the City Mayor Mayoru Miura Mayor to get the praise from the local administration.
Those five females are form 22 to 25 years old. According to the Japan Association of the Public Interest Corporation of the Supervising Organization, they all graduated from nursing colleges in Vietnam and learned Japanese for a year.
After coming to Japan, they learnt Japanese for about a year, they got training for about one year in Ibaraki prefecture. All those women are very keen on the job, they promised to work with keen attention.
When asked about the impression of Sado city, those females said that they like the beauty of the mouintains and the sea, they showed strong determination to work hard and get the qualifications of Japanese nursing care to continue working long in Japan.
Japan is believed to face a shortage of 586,000 workers already, which could widen to 1.45 million in five years. It looks to bring in between 32,800 and 47,600 foreign workers in the first 12 months alone of the new program, including up to 7,300 in agriculture, 7,000 in building cleaning, and 6,800 in food and beverage processing.

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