On July, 16th, 2019, at the Ministry Head office, the Center of Overseas Labour and Osaka Medical Care Association, held the Signing Ceremony on the cooperation agreement on dispatching Vietnamese nursing trainees to intern in Japan. Minister of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung and Japanese envoy to Vietnam – Mr. Asazuma Shinichi attended and witnessed the signing ceremony.
Addressing at the event, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung said that, since 2012, on the base of the result of the Vietnam- Japan economic partners Treaty, MOLISA assigned the Department of Overseas Labour to pilot implementation, however, the number of dispatched people annually has not been a large number.
“In June 2017, on the occasion of the official visit to Japan of the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on skill trainees (MOC) with the Ministry of Health - Labour and welfare of Japan and officially takes effect from November 1st, 2017. This is the basis for sending Vietnamese interns to Japan. In 2018, the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs assigned 13 labour export enterprises (out of a total of more than 300 enterprises sending trainees to Japan) to pilot the implementation of skill trainees in the field of nursing in Japan. In the forthcoming time, the Center of Overseas Labour is a Ministry's non-business functional unit tasked with directly cooperating on the non-profit principle with the Osaka Medical Care Association, Japan in sending nursing trainees to Japan for internship ”- Minister Dao Ngoc Dung emphasized.
According to Minister Dao Ngoc Dung, on July 1st, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan, in the witness of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Japanese counterpart, Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Justice of Japan has awarded each other a Memorandum of Understanding (MOC) on the basic legal framework for the implementation of the Program "Specific skilled labour" with the aim at strengthening protection, facilitating the dispatch and receive specific labours on the base of the laws of the two countries.
According to Japanese regulations, the nursing service sector is also one of 14 industries that are granted special visa by the Japanese Government, therefore Minister Dao Ngoc Dung said that the cooperation between the Center of Overseas Labour and Osaka Medical Care Association with the principle of non-profit, would be an opportunity for striving poor students, the trainees who have general skill training in Vietnam to go to intern in Japan with low cost, have the ability to improve skills, expertise, gain experience and have the opportunity to work long-term in Japan with a decent and stable income. These trainees, after completing the program and returning home, will also contribute to high-quality human resources for health care industry of the country.
For the successful cooperation, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung proposed that in the coming time, the Center of Overseas Labour would work closely with Osaka Medical Care Association to select and train the interns, select the quality candidates, ensuring the Japanese language proficiency requirements to intern in Japan. It is necessary to develop plans and measures to promote the program attracting workers to register for participation; to prepare human resources, facilities, and teaching equipment to meet the training requirements of the partners.
In addition, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung expressed his wish that the Osaka Medical Care Association would regularly care about benefits, salary, bonus, remuneration, working conditions and living conditions for the trainees during the internship in Japan, ensuring compliance with Japanese law. The two sides will coordinate in order to timely handle and solve problems arising, ensure basic benefits for trainees in Japan, contribute to build the friendly relationship between Vietnam and Japan.
On behalf of Osaka Medical Care Association, Mr. Takeshima Tenmi - Chairman of Osaka Medical Care Association, thanked Minister Dao Ngoc Dung for the specific guidance in the assignment the Center of Overseas Labour to research the cooperation projects with Osaka Prefecture. At the same time, he also thanked the Center of Overseas Labour for the closely cooperation with Osaka Medical Care Association in implementing this cooperation project. With the efforts to build cooperation relationships between the parties, the project will be successfully implemented, contributing to building good relations between the two countries.
Congratulating the Center of Overseas Labour and Osaka Medical Care Association in implementing the signing ceremony, the Envoy of the Embassy of Japan to Vietnam - Mr. Asazuma Shinichi believes through the cooperation between the two sides will promote the friendly relationship between Vietnam and Japan.
On this occasion, Japanese House of Representatives member Takaichi and Japanese House of Representatives member Tanihata also sent a congratulatory letter to the Center of Overseas Labour and Osaka Medical Care Association in Japan for the signing of the MOU on cooperation in the selection, training and dispatching nursing trainees to work in Japan.