The Nation | 28 September 2018

The labor ministry plans to enhance the consultation and advice systems available to companies that hire foreign workers who come to Japan under a new residential status expected to be introduced next fiscal year.

The centerpiece of the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry’s plan is the stationing of about 170 people — advisers who will visit the companies, and employment consultants — in key areas across the nation. The ministry aims to help the companies’ preparations for taking on these workers and make the working environment more comfortable for them.

The new residential status likely will be available for workers in “from 10 to 20” industry sectors, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.



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