50,000+ Jobs in Japan awaits Filipinos

More job opportunities in Japan awaits Filipinos as the Japanese industries face manpower Shortage due to an aging population.

The Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V stated that the Japanese Diet had issued a law that gives permission to foreign manpower to enter Japan through the issuance of special visas. This is the first time in the history of Japan that they will be easing the entry of foreign workforce into their country. One main reason for the said action is the decreasing population of Japan.

The law helps Filipinos to work in Japan and earn high income compared to the income potentials available in the Philippines.

 Laurel expects that 50,000 job opportunities will be made available to Filipinos at the end of the year.  Most of the jobs needed in Japan to be filled in by foreign workers are in the sectors of caregiving, information technology, engineering, and manufacturing.

Though there is a high need for engineers in the Philippines, most Filipino engineers keeps on looking for job opportunities outside of the country like in Japan. Laurel even stated that he has a problem of trying to stop the hiring of Filipino engineers in Japan since the Philippines also needs them.

The Philippine government is planning on establishing a consulate in Nagoya to take advantage of the opportunity.

President Rodrigo Duterte is visiting Japan for the 25th Nikkei Conference on the Future of Asia.  He will not be able to meet with the emperor of Japan during his visit to the conference due to certain protocols. President Duterte is an “interesting” figure to the Japanese people because of his way of leadership.

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