Japan on Tuesday approved a new labour policy opening up its labour market to the deserving Nepali people under the blue-collar visas.
The new visa regime will come into effect from coming April, The Japan Times reported on Tuesday, saying that the cabinet’s approval of the new provision will bring a massive number of foreign blue-collar workers into the country adopted a package of policy measures that it says will provide greater support for those hoping to benefit from the new visa categories.
Japan has recently amended its immigration laws paving the way for blue-collar jobs for certain countries.
Under the revised immigration law, Japan will provide working visas for blue-collar foreign workers with certain skills and expertise for the first time in the country’s postwar history, as it deals with an acute labour shortage caused by the graying of its population, the Times report says.
Japan has recently amended its immigration laws paving the way for blue-collar jobs for certain countries, including Nepal
Over the first five years, about 345,000 foreign workers will be allowed to work across 14 industrial sectors, including nursing care, janitorial work, manufacturing, the hotel industry, agriculture and fishing, as well as food processing and food services.
Workers are set to include those from China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.
In its revised immigration law that comes with new 126 measures, backed by a collective budget of ¥22.4 billion (approximately Rs22 billion) for the next fiscal year, are supplementary to the immigration control law that was revised earlier this month.
News Source: The Kathmandu Post