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Japanese Language for Promoting the Stable Employment of Foreign Residents


©Japan International Cooperation Center

Through the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), which is registered as a general incorporated foundation, “Japanese Language for Working People” training courses are being conducted for the benefit of foreign residents. Concerning the "Promoting of Stable Employment for Foreign Residents," a project that the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has entrusted to the foundation, JICE has conducted training courses in some 16 prefectures throughout the country since April 14th of this year. What is more, there are still many more courses to come that interested parties can apply to and participate in.

As to what can be learnt through these training courses, in addition to acquiring the language proficiency needed to work in Japan, participants can develop other types of knowledge and skills. Such assets include learning the ettiquete that is used in Japanese workplaces, developing an understanding of the nation’s labour laws and regulations, and receiving tips on how best to prepare CVs, etc. Furthermore, preparatory courses for sitting the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test are also offered, along with courses that help participants develop the language skills necessary to work in the field of nursing care. All of these courses are offered free-of-charge.


©Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE)

It should be noted, however, that the courses are designed to cater to foreign nationals living in Japan who hold any one of the following four visa statuses: “Spouse or Child of a Japanese National, etc.,” “Permanent Resident,” “Spouse or Child of a Permanent Resident, etc.,” and “Long-term resident.” For more details, including the schedule for the training courses and where they will be held, please refer to the JICE website, where information may be found in English, Portugeuse and Spanish. Foreign residents who would be interested in participating in these training courses for the purpose of securing stable employment are asked to apply at their nearest Hello Work branch.

*Please view the following website for further details.
■Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE)
"Training Course for Promoting Stable Employment of Foreign Residents"