Agriculture and Fisheries Technical Trainees May Now Get Working Visa With Relaxed Rules

The Japanese people are highly commended across the world for their resourcefulness, efficiency and hard work. A lot people from different parts of the globe have expressed their admiration and preference for Japan made products and techniques. In this regard, a lot of foreign nationals are interested to become technical trainees in Japan.


Aside from earning income by exploring a greener pasture in the Land of the Rising Sun, potential technical interns in the country look forward to learn special skills, technical knowhow and knowledge that are truly essential to keep relevant industries in their country of origin going. Meanwhile, various countries abroad participated in the Technical Internship Training Program of Japan in order for them to improve their economic performance.


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After the completion or expiration of the training program, foreign trainees are expected to return back to their respective countries bringing along with them the necessary tools and skill sets that they can contribute in their country. However, some of these technical trainees are interested to stay behind and work in Japan but they are often hesitant due to the stringent requirements imposed on foreign nationals applying for a working visa.


This also applies to technical trainees in the Agriculture Fishery and Aquaculture. Nevertheless, last April 1, 2019, the Japanese government through its Legislature amended the immigration policies of Japan in order to accommodate more and more foreign nationals who would like to work and reside in Japan. This measure undertaken by the government is in response to the worsening labor problems in the country as a consequence of its aging population and low birth rate.


The other sectors that are deemed to suffer the most serious labor problems include Tooling Industry, Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Industry, Electric, Electronic and Information Industries, Construction Industry, Shipbuilding and Ship Machinery Industry, among others.


Since the Agriculture Fishery and Aquaculture belongs to these so-called fourteen sectors abovementioned sectors, foreign workers who are interested to apply for jobs belonging to said industry may avail of the relaxed requirements under the new visa category. For former technical trainees, they need not even take and pass the Specified Skills Evaluation Test.


Reference: Specified Skilled Visa


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