・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 December 9, 2017.
Details can be found here (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website)(In Japanese only)
In accordance with the Memorandum of Cooperation, screening commenced on January 1, 2018 in accordance with the new accreditation procedures and a complete list of accredited sending was reported to the Japanese government by April 1, 2018. As of August 1, 2018, technical intern trainees can no longer be accepted from organizations other than accredited sending organizations.
・The sending organizations accredited pursuant to the Memorandum of Cooperation were announced on the Organization for Technical Intern Training website in March 2018.
Information regarding accredited sending organizations can be found here (Organization for Technical Intern Training website).