Japan to add hotel industry to foreign trainee program
Japan Times -- Nov 26
The hotel industry will be listed as lying within the scope of the type two trainee status under the government's technical intern training program for foreign nationals, officials have said.

The program has three statuses - type one for first-year trainees, type two for those in the second to third year and type three for those in the fourth to fifth year.

Trainees who completed the type two program will be allowed to shift without examination to a new visa category planned under a bill to revise the immigration control law, which the government aims to enact during the current Diet session ending Dec. 10.

The type one category, one of the two visa categories planned under the bill, would be granted to foreign workers with designated skills, including blue-collar workers, and the other for those with higher skills.

News source: Japan Times
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