Japan to Accept Indonesian Labor
TOKYO ~ Japan will accept nurses, care workers and hotel trainees from Indonesia under a bilateral economic partnership agreement, andÂ when they return home are expected to contribute to attracting Japanese tourists to such tourist spots as Bali, a Japanese business daily said.
The agreement is expected to be finalized when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Tokyo later this month, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported on Tuesday.
This will mark the first time that Japan has accepted foreign trainees in the tourism sector.
Indonesia will be the second nation, following the Philippines, to be allowed to dispatch workers to Japan under an economic partnership agreement, which the countries are eyeing to put into effect next year.
As in the pact with the Philippines, Indonesian nurses and care workers will be required to obtain Japanese state licenses to work in Japan, the Nihon Keizai said.
Indonesian tourism trainees will be able to learn management skills in hospitality while acquiring Japanese-language skills.Filed under: The Island