The Japanese Embassy informed that they are looking for ways to import skilled workforce from Pakistan.
Yuji Tokita—the head of the Economic and Development Section at the Japanese Embassy in the federal capital made these statements on Monday.
He said that in mid of severe labour crisis, the government of Japan has taken the decision to permit foreign human resources who have skills and expertise to work in Japan.
He added that the government had to change the Immigration Control Act for permitting the foreign human resources living in Japan.
Tokita also said that the government has also made a new status of Residence for the skilled workers which was put into effect from last month.
He said that Japan plans to import 340,000 foreign skilled workers in the span of the next 5 years.
As per the ambassador, the government of Japan has already inked memorandums with Cambodia, Vietnam, Mongolia, the Philippines, Myanmar and Nepal other than Pakistan for importing the labour force.
He said that other than the skilled worker program, an inter-training program was also being introduced which would be developing a direct connection between the private firms of the two nations.
Tokita said that all the foreign skilled workers would be examined in their respective fields before any employment contract is signed with them.
The workers would be permitted a 5-year stay in Japan and they could not bring their families along with them, as informed the official.