Think tank says applicants for planned blue-collar visas should have college degrees

Nov 5, 2018 by

Image result for japan flag photosA newly launched think tank researching policies for accepting more foreign workers said Monday that as a condition for new visa statuses currently being discussed in the Diet, the government should require prospective applicants to have a college degree.

The Research Institute for Embracement of Global Human Resources said Japan is still an attractive destination for college graduates in emerging countries, even for blue-collar jobs.

People with lower educational and economic backgrounds in such nations tend to be slower to learn Japanese, and their overall level of Japanese language skills tends to be poorer than that of college graduates, said Yohei Shibasaki, who heads the think tank that was established last week.

“This could isolate them ft Friday Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet approved a bill that will allow foreign individuals to work in blue-collar industries for an indefinite amount of time if they meet certain conditions.

Source: Think tank says applicants for planned blue-collar visas should have college degrees | The Japan Times

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