Pakistan, Japan sign MoC for 'Specified Skilled Workers'.


Islamabad -- and Japan Monday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) regarding the 'Specified Skilled Workers' which aims to pave the way for skilled Pakistani workers to get employment opportunities in Japan.

The Memorandum for Cooperation was signed here by the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Mr. MATSUDA Kuninori, and Federal Secretary of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Mr Aamir Hasan, at a Ceremony. Mr. SONOURA Kentaro, Special Advisor for Foreign Affairs to President ABE Shinzo of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP), who was in Pakistan on two-day visit also witnessed the signing ceremony.

Under this policy, all foreign skilled workers entering Japan for employment would have to pass the skill's examination and the Japanese basic language test before signing the employment contract with the accepting organization. This MOC was signed in order to prevent the intervention by malicious intermediary business operators agents/consultants). The Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) aims to pave the way for skilled Pakistani workers to get employment opportunities in Japan under this cooperation framework after passing the required examination.

Pakistan is among the top ten countries where Japan is looking to hire skilled human resource during the second phase of this policy. The Government of Japan has already signed a similar memorandum of cooperation with 10 countries including Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Government of Japan has created a new 'Status of Residence' for...

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