Japan again opens its doors to Filipino skilled workers as they offer 50,000 jobs in the next six years. They are just waiting for the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to finalize the new set of rules which will give temporary residence to all foreign manual laborers.
The new set of rules, which allows foreign workers from a wide range of industries to stay in the country for five years, is expected to get implemented in autumn.
“While we are waiting for the rules and regulations of this new scheme to be released, I personally estimate more than 50,000 workers from the Philippines will come to work in Japan with this new work permit by 2025,” says Ambassador Koji Haneda.
Some of the industries that will be hiring Filipino workers are in farming, construction, shipbuilding, nursing,and hospitality industries. This new rule is expected to lift the recruitment ban on foreign workers doing manual labor.
“In order to accept more foreign workers in Japan, we will create a new residency status for foreign workers with a certain level of expertise or skill from next year,” says Ambassador Haneda.
“In this area, Japan and the Philippines can form truly mutually complementary relations. Japan faces an aging society and lacks labor force, while the Philippines is abundant with young labor force with great potential. Filipino workers are expected to help Japan address the issues arising from an aging society. Japan can provide qualified Filipino workers with job opportunities,”Haneda added.