Japan work permit visa for bangladeshi
Bangladesh is the ninth country to be sent to Japan. This created the opportunity to send specialized skilled workers to 14 sectors in Japan. Skilled workers will get the opportunity to go to Japan at no cost. Japan also has more income opportunities than other countries. The economically developed country will take three and a half lakh foreign workers in the next five years.
Japan work permit visa
Representatives of the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding in Tokyo on Tuesday. Raunak Jahan, Secretary of the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment, and Soko Sasaki, Commissioner of the Immigration Services Agency under the Ministry of Justice of Japan, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective countries. Deputy Secretary Kazi Abed Hossain, a member of the Bangladesh delegation from Japan, confirmed the signing of the agreement.
Japan Immigration for Bangladeshi
According to the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment, some workers have been going to Japan as technical apprentices since 2016. But the government has been trying to get Japanese workers to enter the import list for a long time. The issue was also discussed during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent visit to Japan.
A senior official of the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare said that under the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment with the International Manpower Development Organization (IM) Japan in 2016, workers are currently being sent to Japan as technical apprentices. In five years, Japan will employ skilled manpower in 14 sectors including manufacturing, construction, agriculture, automobiles and service providers. Japan, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam are already on the list. Stakeholders think that the inclusion of Bangladesh in this list will create great potential.
According to the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET), Bangladesh was able to send only 163 people to Japan last year. Despite the target of sending 400 workers this year, 119 have gone till July. Language training of about one thousand more workers has been completed. Besides, BMET is imparting training to 40 people in 28 centers of different districts. After four months of Japanese language training, the staff sat for the exam. Upon passing, he was given another four months training in the management of IM Japan. They were then taken to Japan as apprentices.
According to BMET sources, the average life expectancy in Japan is 74 years, but the number of people aged 100 or older is about 60,000. Skilled manpower is needed to serve these elderly people. There are also job opportunities in the construction industry, technology, nursing, agriculture, hotel management and tourism. Apart from accommodation, a skilled worker will have the opportunity to earn around Rs 60,000 per month. It goes without saying that there is no immigration cost to go to Japan. However, Japan has always been conservative about hiring foreign workers. Therefore, the government is moving forward with attention so that the market is not closed due to any mishap.
It is known that no one will get a chance to go to Japan without Japanese language training. Therefore, the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment has decided to include private manpower exporting organizations in February to increase the coverage of the training. A number of interested organizations have already applied to BMET under the policy framed by the government. After investigating and sorting out these applications, BMET is sending them to the ministry. Final approval will be given by the Ministry. The number of trained workers will increase further if the private sector starts working. A senior official of the expatriate ministry has confirmed that the private company may be approved soon.
Shamim Ahmed Chowdhury, secretary general of private sector manpower exporters, told Prothom Alo that some people have already started imparting training in the private sector. It will increase further after the approval of the government.
Manpower exporters say Japan uses automated technology in everything. Skilled workers will get job opportunities here. In order to send more workers to the labor market of an economically prosperous country, the participation of the private sector needs to be increased. However, the government must be vigilant at every step