The Japanese government has initiated the process of importing skilled manpower from Pakistan in 14 different sectors aimed to provide employment opportunities for the Pakistani labor force, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan Yusuke Shindo told APP.
Talking to media, he said that applications had been invited from skilled Pakistanis, who could submit their application along with their particulars by April 27 for the recruitment in relevant sectors.
The candidates would have to go through the Japanese language test in July 2020 before their final selection for recruitment, he said adding that the test would be conducted at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad.
The diplomat said that three different categories were part of the plan including Technical Intern, Specified Skilled Worker, and Highly Skilled Professional.
Explaining all the three categories, he said that the purpose of the first category of ‘Technical Intern Training’ programme is to transfer technical skills, techniques and knowledge to foreign countries including Pakistan, through an experience of ‘On Job Training (OJT) to contribute to the human resources development in Pakistan.
The senior diplomat said that the process of the recruitment would continue every year for the next five years to import the labor according to the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed between Japan and Pakistan on December 23, 2019, in Islamabad.
Yusuke Shindo said that in the current scenario, Japan was facing a shortage of labor force, “We need to import skilled laborers from 10 countries including Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and other Association of South East Asian Nations (ASAIN).
He also praised the Pakistani workers who were working in Japan, saying that they were more skilled and working with full commitment and honesty.
He said that professional skills and proficiency in the Japanese language would be a must for workers to work in Japan under this policy.