Dhaka, Tokyo sign MoC for recruiting skilled workers to Japan
Bangladesh and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on accepting specified skilled workers by Japan from Bangladesh on Tuesday.
The document was signed by the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry of Bangladesh with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Policy Agency of Japan at Immigration Service Agency, Ministry of Justice in Tokyo.
Rownaq Jahan, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment secretary, and the Commissioner of the Immigration Services Agency Shoko Sasaki signed in the MoC on behalf of their respective countries.
Rabab Fatima, Ambassador of Bangladesh in Japan; Yasuaki Imai, Director of the Office of International Affairs, Policy Planning Division; Md Jahangir Alam, Joint Secretary; Counsellor (Labour) of Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo and other high officials of the two countries were present during the signing ceremony.
Bangladesh as the sending country of specified skilled workers (SSW) is the 9th nation that signed the MoC with Japan, said the Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo.
Rownaq Jahan said the MoC will create opportunity to send specified skilled workers from Bangladesh to Japan under certain terms and conditions and both the countries will be mutually benefitted.
Japanese language proficiency test and skills proficiency test are the basic requirements to be selected as ‘Specified Skilled Workers’ who will be recruited in 14 fields/sectors into two categories within the next five years.
The 14 fields/sectors include care worker, building cleaning management, machine parts & tooling industries, industrial machinery industries, electric, electronics and information industries, construction industry, shipbuilding/ship machinery industry, automobile maintenance, aviation industry, accommodation industry, agriculture, fishery & aquaculture, manufacture of food and beverages, Food service industry.