(Dan Tri) – Agreeing with the proposals of Minister Dao Ngoc Dung, the Japanese Minister of Health, Labor and Social Welfare confirmed to report to the Government to receive Vietnamese interns to work in Japan
On the morning of September 5 in Tokyo city (Japan), Minister Dao Ngoc Dung led a delegation of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs to visit and work with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Welfare. Japanese Association.
Happy to welcome Minister Dao Ngoc Dung to visit and work, Japanese Minister of Health, Labor and Social Welfare Kato Katsunobu thanked the close cooperation of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam with agencies. Japanese agencies in bringing Vietnamese interns to Japan to work in recent years.
The Japanese side always attaches importance to relations with Vietnam in all fields, in which the field of receiving interns, special-skilled workers and engineers is an important priority area.
In recent years, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has been very resolute in handling businesses and unions that violate regulations on accepting interns, especially for acts of violence. foreign workers, working conditions are not guaranteed.
“Our ministry has taken strong measures to withdraw the license, suspend the admission of interns for enterprises that violated and abused Vietnamese trainees last year,” Minister Kato Katsunobu emphasized.
Thanking his Japanese counterpart for taking the time to welcome and hold talks, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung highly appreciated the cooperation of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Welfare with the Vietnamese side over the past time. .
“In order to achieve the current cooperation results, in addition to the efforts of specialized agencies, there is a great contribution of Mr. Kato Katsunobu with his 3 terms as Minister as well as the period when he held the position of Chief of the Internal Affairs Office. Chief of the Office of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)”, said Minister Dao Ngoc Dung.
Appreciating the results of cooperation between the two ministries in the field of occupational safety, social security and especially human resource development, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung said that Japan is currently one of the leading markets in the world. The foreign labor market is favored by many Vietnamese workers due to its good working conditions and stable income. Up to now, there have been over 370,000 trainees out of a total of nearly 500,000 Vietnamese living and working in Japan.
Among the 15 countries that send interns to Japan to work, Vietnam is the leading country in terms of both the number of trainees received annually and the total number of working people. The actual numbers, according to Mr. Dao Ngoc Dung, reflect that.
However, in order for the cooperation between the two sides to achieve higher results, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung frankly asked Minister Kato Katsunobu to report to the Japanese Government to jointly propose a number of breakthrough contents. such as expanding the professions that receive Vietnamese human resources, especially in the fields that Japan lacks such as hotel service, bus driver, etc.
In particular, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung suggested that the Japanese side step up the reception of qualified technical, professional, skilled and skilled human resources with a view to the future becoming a bridge for the development of various industries. industry, service… between Vietnam and Japan.
In addition, the Minister also suggested that the Japanese side consider the exemption of residence tax and income tax for Vietnamese interns as the mechanism is being applied to some other sending countries.
Agreeing with the proposals of the Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam, the Japanese counterpart noted to report to the Government, and affirmed that he would coordinate with relevant ministries soon to consider expanding the receiving profession. Vietnamese trainees. He will also discuss with the Ministry of Finance the proposal regarding exemption from residence tax and income tax.
In the afternoon of the same day, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung and the delegation visited and worked with IM Japan – the organization that has been implementing the program of Vietnamese trainees to go to Japan for technical internships, which has been carried out since 2015. 2006 under the Agreement between the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam and the Japan International Human Resource Development Organization.
Here, the head of Vietnam’s Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs sector worked, discussed with leaders of IM Japan, visited and gave gifts to Vietnamese interns working in Japan.
During the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, IM Japan was very interested in creating accommodation, providing living expenses for trainees whose contracts had expired, and at the same time coordinated with the Vietnamese Embassy in Vietnam. Japan supports flights to bring back interns.
Minister Dao Ngoc Dung also visited Vietnamese workers working at factories in Fujisawa city (Kanagawa province).
The head of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs directly entered the factory to check the skills of Vietnamese workers. He suggested that factory leaders pay more attention to the lives of workers away from home.
Pham Xuan Son (28 years old, far left in the photo above) is one of two highly skilled stamping frame design engineers at the factory. The young male engineer expressed his emotion at the attention of the leaders of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The average income of an engineer from Dong Nai in your land is currently 48-50 million VND/month. Excluding all taxes and living expenses, he still saved about 25-30 million VND to send home to his family.
Minister Dao Ngoc Dung also visited, encouraged and gave gifts to workers at a factory with many female workers in Chigasaki city (Kanagawa province). Leaders of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs expressed their joy when the income of the women here was stable, many of them were married and living happily with the locals.
At the end of the meeting, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung and the delegation of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs took a photo with Japanese company leaders and Vietnamese workers in Kanagawa province.
Performed by: Tien Tuan – Pham Anh Thang
Source of Dan Tri Vietnam Newspaper