Report of Seminar for Strengthening Management of Vietnamese Technical Intern Trainees to Japan (April 2016)
On April 11, 2016 JITCO held a seminar in Tokyo on the Vice Ministers circular effective on November 18, 2015 regarding strengthening the management of Vietnamese technical intern trainees.
An overview of the seminar is as follows.
The seminar began with opening remarks by JITCO Director Suzuki, followed by remarks from Deputy Minister Diep of Vietnams Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA). Then from the Vietnamese side, MOLISAs Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB) gave an explanation about the circular of the Deputy Minister of MOLISA. As part of that, there was a mention of the release of the new circular dated April 6, 2016 (hereafter referred to as the new circular), and there was an explanation of the contents of the circular, including the limitations on the number of sending organizations based on the number of people accepted.
During Q&A session, the supervising organizations asked questions regarding the topics of 1) the limitation on the number of sending organizations they can contract with, 2) housing expenses and insurance, and 3) subjects of their choice. The Vietnamese side gave explanations in response.
For the content of the new circular (in Japanese and Vietnamese), please see the attached documents below.
- Remarks by Deputy Minister Diep of the Ministry of Labour,
Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam
- Explanation by DOLABs Director General Quynh
- Q&A session
Compilation on the results of the discussion with DOLAB held on April 12, 2016 and a detailed interpretation of what is stated in the circular is currently being studied. This will be updated later.
Inquiries to the Vietnamese side:
Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Japan, Labor Office (Japanese language available)
Address: 2F Wact Yoyogi Uehara Bldg. 10-4, Motoyoyogi-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0062