Law to improve treatment of foreign trainees enforced in Japan
Jiji -- Nov 01
A law to improve the treatment of foreign trainees under Japan's technical training program was put into effect on Wednesday.

The reality of the treatment of foreign trainees is considered a problem, as companies often secure foreign trainees as a means of cheap labor to make up for manpower shortages.

The new law is aimed at making Japanese business organizations and companies thoroughly understand that the purpose of the trainee acceptance is helping developing countries' human resources cultivation.

Specifically, organizations such as chambers of commerce and industry and agricultural cooperatives are newly required to obtain the government's permission for acting as management bodies for vocational training of foreigners.

Companies that will actually teach jobs must submit training programs for certification by the Organization for Technical Intern Training, a newly created supervisory authority, also according to the law.

News source: Jiji
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