Under the framework of the new program, which came into effect on November 1, 2017, the governments of sending countries and the Japanese government enter into Memorandum of Cooperation, with the aim of eliminating inappropriate sending organizations, with the cooperation of the governments of sending countries.
The Memorandum of Cooperation was established on June 25, 2019.
Further details can be found here (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website) (in Japanese only)
Accredited sending organizations were posted on the Organization for Technical Intern Training website in January 2020 pursuant to a Memorandum of Cooperation. In accordance with the Memorandum of Cooperation, technical intern trainees can no longer be accepted from organizations other than accredited sending organizations, as of May 1, 2020.
Information on accredited sending organizations can be found here (Organization for Technical Intern Training website) (in Japanese only)