Workshop highlights Vietnam-Japan cooperation in labour
|Participants at the workshop. (Photo: Ha Noi Moi)|
The event was hosted by Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam.
According to MOLISA Deputy Minister Le Van Thanh, labour cooperation between Vietnam and Japan began in 1992 with the Japanese reception of Vietnamese interns.
As of December 2022, the total number of Vietnamese people living and working in Japan was estimated at 345,000, said Thanh, adding that Vietnam is now the largest provider of foreign workers to Japan.
At the workshop, Vietnamese officials spoke highly of Japan’s cooperation and support in employment, for example, Japan’s support for Vietnam to complete a vocational skill evaluation system to develop high-quality human resources in Vietnam.
In the prevention of human trafficking, the Japanese government also assisted in creating a hotline to enhance consultation and support for victims of human trafficking.
In addition, MOLISA has signed cooperation agreements with many Japanese prefectures to protect the rights of Vietnamese workers in Japan.