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Promulgation of METI Public Notice concerning the “Specific Skills” Criteria for Foreign Residents Engaging in the Manufacturing Industry

March 15, 2019

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) formulated the details of the Operation Policies (approved by the Cabinet on December 25, 2018) and other relevant issues respectively as a METI public notice regarding the “specific skills” for foreign residents engaging in three sectors in the manufacturing industry: [i] the machine parts and tooling, [ii] industrial machinery manufacturing, and [iii] electric and electronic information-related sectors. The public notice was promulgated on March 15, 2019, and will come into effect on April 1, 2019.

1. Outline

(1) Preconditions to be approved for specific skills visa status for entering Japan

An employment contract on specific skills signed by the applicant does not come under the “worker dispatching” term stipulated by the Act for Securing the Proper Operation of Worker Dispatching Undertakings and Improved Working Conditions for Dispatched Workers (Act No. 88 of July 5, 198).

(2) Criteria for employment contract content on specific skills

The place of business where the foreign human resources work falls under any of the following from the Japan Standard Industrial Classification listed below:

■ Machine parts and tooling sector

■ Industrial machinery manufacturing sector

■ Electric and electronic information-related sector

(3) Criteria for the public and government institutions of Japan that are the counterpart of the specific employment contract

Participates in the Council/Liaison Meeting on the Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources with Specific Skills in the Manufacturing Industry, organized by METI, and provides necessary cooperation regarding the general guidance, collection of reports, requests on materials, hearing of opinions, on-site survey, etc. implemented by METI or the Council/Liaison Meeting.

Reference

Divisions in Charge

Information on the machine parts and tooling sector:
Machine Parts and Tooling Industries Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau
Information on the industrial machinery manufacturing sector:
Industrial Machinery Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau
Information on the electric and electronic information-related sector:
IT Industry Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau