Conclusion of Bilateral Agreement on Specified Skilled Workers with Mongolia and Visit to JITCO by Mongolia’s Minister of Labor and Social Protection
On April 17, 2019, the governments of Japan and Mongolia concluded a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) regarding “specified skilled workers.” The MOC set down that efforts are to be made to eliminate malicious brokers who collect deposits and monetary penalties, and that smooth sending and acceptance is to be carried out. It also, among other points, established that persons who pass the skills and Japanese language test must register with the General Office for Labor and Welfare Services, which is the contact point in Mongolia.
Also, on April 18, 2019, Mongolia’s Minister of Labor and Social Protection paid a visit to JITCO and held discussions. Minister Chinzorig praised the fact that progress had been made with smooth sending and acceptance in the Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) under the cooperative relationship with JITCO and noted that the cooperative relationship with JITCO will continue to be built in the specified skilled worker program, the same as with the TITP. Minister Chinzorig explained that, with respect to the specified skilled worker program, the General Office for Labor and Welfare Services, a government agency, would be the sending organization and that technical intern trainees staying in Japan could transfer without going through the sending organization.
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- Meeting with Minister Chinzorig
- Center left: Minister Chinzorig
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