Japan approves hiring of Nepali migrant workers

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 | | International

Kathmandu, 26 December : The Government of Japan has decided to allow Nepali migrant workers in its labour market.
Japan’s such decision comes after a meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Kumar Gyawali and his Japanese counterpart held some weeks ago.

According to Nikkei Asian Review, the government of Japan is accepting about 340,000 foreign workers in targeted industries over five years. “Under the plans adopted on Tuesday, one-stop facilities, tentatively named Centers for Multicultural Information and Assistance, will be established at about 100 locations nationwide.

These centers will provide consultations on administrative procedures and everyday life in 11 languages — Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese, Thai, Portuguese, Indonesian, Nepalese and Tagalog — using translation apps and other means,” the online portal of Nikkei Asian Review mentions.

However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that no official information was received from the Japan Government to that end.

Likewise, Secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security Mahesh Prasad Dahal said that process to constitute a mechanism would be initiated to send Nepalis to Japan after a scheduled visit of a technical team from Japan to Nepal in January 2019.