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Nepali are Accepted to Work as Migrant Workers in Japan


Kathmandu, December 27, 2018: The Japan Government has made decision to allow Nepali migrant workers. The decision came after a meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and his Japanese counterpart which was held some weeks ago.

The government of Japan will accept about 340,000 foreign workers in targeted industries over five years – according to Nikkei Asian Review.  The plans which was adopted on Tuesday, one-stop facilities, tentatively named Centers for Multicultural Information and Assistance, which will be established at 100 locations nationwide. The online portal of Nikkei Asian Review informed that –“These centers will provide consultations on administrative procedures and everyday life in 11 languages — Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese, Thai, Portuguese, Indonesian, Nepalese and Tagalog — using translation apps and other means.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs mentioned that “Till now no official information has been received from the Japan government.”

Secretary at the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security Mahesh Prasad Dahal said that “Process to constitute a mechanism would be initiated to send Nepalese to Japan after there will be a scheduled visit of a technical team from Japan to Nepal in January 2019”.