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Training Course for Promoting Stable Employment of Foreign Residents

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About the Project

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Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) is entrusted by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare with "Training Course for Promoting Stable Employment of Foreign Residents" and implements training courses for such residents, who are experiencing extreme difficulty finding reemployment, to help them acquire Japanese communication skills in regions which are densely populated with foreign residents.
In FY2018 the participation of more than 4,250 job-seekers are expected at training courses planned in 17 prefectures, with the first being held in Shinjuku, Tokyo on May 9.

Training Provided Areas

17 prefectures (Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Ishikawa, Nagano, Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi, Mie, Shiga, Osaka, Hiroshima, Shimane)

Target Participants

This program targets those of foreign residents who have difficulties in finding stable employment due to insufficient knowledge and necessary skills for employment, including Japanese communication skills, even though they are actively engaged in job-hunting activities with high level of motivation. (Application for participation in the program/training is accepted at Hello Works (Job Placement Offices) in the areas where the trainings programs are carried out.)


Several courses are prepared according to the Japanese language skills of the participants at the beginning. The training program covers: strengthening communication skills at the work place including Japanese language lessons, basic knowledge of labor-related laws/regulations and common practices at work in Japan, guidance in preparing their CVs, job interview simulations, etc.
Training programs such as Japanese language lessons, employment preparation lecture, and workplace visit will produce synergistic effects on each other and offer participants the best program to get indispensable skills and knowledge to acquire jobs.

Training Period

The total number of training hours per course is 90-132 hours, considering actual conditions in the area, and participants' needs. Evening and weekend courses are also established as well as weekday courses.

How to apply

Please apply to the Hello Work (the Public Employment Security Office) in your area.

Information (JICE)

070-1484-2832 (Monday-Friday, 9:30a.m. - 6:00 p.m)

Japanese Class

Employment Preparation Lecture
Workplace Visit

Level 1

This course is for the person who does not have any experience in studying Japanese language. Let°«s study Japanese together if you can speak a little Japanese but are not good at reading and writing of Hiragana and Katakana.

Level 2

This course is for the person who can read and write Hiragana and Katakana and has a little experience in studying Japanese. Let°«s study Japanese together if you can communicate with Japanese but are not good at speaking politely.

Level 3

This course is for the person who can read and write Hiragana and Katakana and basic Kanji characters and has basic Japanese conversation skill. Let°«s study together if you want to learn business conversation skill in Japanese language.

Preparatory course for N3

Course for persons with Japanese proficiency equivalent to completion of "Basic course Level3" and desiring to study for the N3 Japanese Language Proficiency Test as the preparatory stage for passing level N2 which will be advantageous in getting a job. Let's get into the habit of studying independently and prepare for attaining advantageous qualifications for employment.

Preparatory course for N2

Course for persons with Japanese proficiency equivalent to completion of the "Preparatory Course for N3 Japanese Language Qualification" or passing the level N3 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test and desiring to take the level N2 Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Let's try to acquire an advantageous qualification for employment.

Specialized course for long-term care

Participants will learn Japanese language skills needed in the nursing profession. Participants will also increase their passive vocabulary and learn communication skills and how to write nursing care logs, with a focus on the specialized terminology used in the nursing profession.

Preparatory course for vocational training

Participants will improve Japanese reading and listening comprehension skills needed in the vocational training. This course is for the person who had finished Level 3 course of JICE training program or those who had equivalent ability and also hope to take vocational training.
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