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Jul 7.2017

Japanese and Vietnamese Governments Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) (Bilateral Agreement) on the Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)

On June 6th, 2017, the Japanese Government signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (bilateral agreement) on the TITP with the Vietnamese government. Vietnam is the first sending country with whom such an arrangement has been made.
Details on the MOC with the Vietnamese Government can be found at the below link (The webpage of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japanese)
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/houdou/0000166866.html

Below is a supplementary summary of the points we would like supervising organizations and implementing organizations to take particular note of.

< Points to Note>

1.When applying for license as a supervising organization, if a bilateral agreement does exist, by submitting a copy of a certificate of approval of a foreign government-approved sending organization (issued by a foreign government), to Organization for Technical Intern Training (OTIT), it is shown that submission of other various forms of documents can be eliminated (in accordance with pages 183 & 184 of the Operational Guidelines of the Technical Intern Training Program).
However, according to the description given at the above link, “in regards to the approval of sending organizations, Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) will begin procedures on August 1, 2017 and submit a complete list of approved Vietnamese sending organizations to Japan’s Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare by April 1, 2018” therefore please be aware that this process will still take a significant length of time.
2. Also, please be aware that, according to the description given at the above link, “Japan’s Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare will only accept technical interns from the approved Vietnamese sending organizations shown on the abovementioned list from September 1, 2018.

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