Karachi, May 20 (Ban/ AD): As Japan is facing labour shortage; the government has decided to accept foreign human resources, with specific expertise and skills. Pakistan and Japan are finding ways to extend cooperation for employment of Pakistani skilled workers in Japan. A new ‘Status of Residence’ for specific skilled workers has been introduced in Japan from created that became effective on April 1.
The ‘Immigration Control Act’ has been amended by Japanese government and specific measures have been taken with this regard.
Yuji Tokita, head of the Economic and Development Section at the Embassy of Japan in Islamabad said “Stakeholders show interest in opportunities for Pakistani people to work in Japan and I have talked to find ways for these opportunities with the ministry of foreign affairs and economic affairs division besides stakeholders like ministry of education and National Vocational and Technical Education Commission.”
Memorandum for cooperation with the Philippines, Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar and Nepal has been signed by Japanese government. Besides, Pakistan and Japan in February signed a memorandum of cooperation in Tokyo on technical intern training programme.