言語を選択してください。

Vui lòng chọn một ngôn ngữ.

Please select a language.

PH
コラム

COLUMN

Search
Display 1-5 of 5 items
Schedule of Test of "Specified Skilled (i)" for the Food Service ※ Updated continuously

26/7/2022

Schedule of Test of "Specified Skilled (i)" for the Food Service ※ Updated continuously

Quoted from OTAFF General Incorporated Association Foreign Food Industry Skills Evaluation Organization HP >External link   2022.07.25 NEW 2022年度第1回 外食業 国内試験の 合格者(ごうかくしゃ)を 発表(はっぴょう)しました。 自分(じぶん)の 合否(ごうひ)は マイページの 受験履歴(じゅけんりれき)からも 確認(かくにん) できます。 2022.07.14 NEW 特定技能試験(外食業、飲食料品製造業)の2023年度からの企業申込の開始予定と準備のための試行の実施について(お知らせ) 2022.07.11 NEW 2022年度 外食業及び飲食料品製造業 特定技能1号技能測定試験 国外試験実施状況を発表しました 2022.06.30   「試験の予定」(年間スケジュール)を更新しました。 2022.06.29   【国外試験】外食業(ネパール)の試験情報を追加しました。 2022.05.20   【国外試験】外食業(ネパール・インドネシア・フィリピン・スリランカ・タイ・カンボジア)の試験情報を追加しました。     Domestic annual schedule     1. Specified skills and purpose of the exam The revised Immigration and Refugee Recognition Act, which began on April 1, 2019, has created a new status of residence called "Specified Skills". "Specified skills" is a system that accepts people with specialized skills from abroad for jobs that are lacking in people working in Japan, such as the food and beverage manufacturing industry. In order to obtain the status of residence of Specified Skill No. 1 in the food service industry manufacturing industry, you must pass both the "skill level" and the "Japanese language ability level". The "Japanese Language Proficiency Level" is determined by the "Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JFT-Basuc)" conducted by the Japan Foundation or the "Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)" conducted by the Japan Foundation and the Japan International Education Support Association. The "skill level" in the food service industry is determined by the "Food and Drink Manufacturing Specified Skill (i) Skill Measurement Test" conducted by the Foreign Food Industry Skills Evaluation Organization (hereinafter referred to as OTAFF). (OTAFF may abbreviate the test name if necessary.) Please contact the Immigration Bureau of Japan, Ministry of Justice, to apply for certification of status of residence for specified skills. OTAFF cannot answer other than the specific skill No. 1 skill measurement test in the food service industry and food and beverage manufacturing industry. 2. Eligibility to take the exam Those who can take a test for a specific skill in the food service industry in Japan are those who meet both a and b on the day of the test. a.Persons who have a status of residence (Note 1) and are at least 17 years old on the examination day. b.Have a passport (Note 2) issued by a foreign government or a competent authority in the region specified by the Minister of Justice in order to cooperate in the smooth execution of the deportation order. (Note 1) Those who are resident in Japan in compliance with Japanese law can take the examination. Even if you do not have a residence card, you can take the exam even if you are staying in Japan for a short period of time in compliance with the law. People who are in Japan (illegal residents) who do not comply with Japanese law cannot take the exam. (Note 2) Currently, those who have passports of foreign governments / regions other than the Islamic Republic of Iran can take the examination. (Please note) ■Even if you pass this test, you do not necessarily get the status of residence of "Specified Skills". Even if you pass the examination and apply for the issuance of a certificate of residence status or change of status of residence, it does not mean that you will always receive a certificate of status of residence. ■Even if you receive a certificate of status of residence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will examine your visa application separately, so it does not mean that you will always receive a visa. ■In Japan, there are rules regarding the entry of foreigners so that the infection of the new coronavirus does not spread. Please be sure to check the homepage below to see if you can enter Japan to take the exam. Immigration Bureau of Japan (Regarding landing refusal to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection) http://www.moj.go.jp/isa/hisho06_00099.html 3.Exam subjects, implementation methods, etc. (All exam questions are written in Japanese (Kanji with ruby).) Exam subjects: 2 subjects, a departmental test and a practical test Exam time: 80 minutes Implementation method: Paper test method (use a mark sheet) (1)Departmental test This is a test of Japanese proficiency required for work and knowledge of hygiene management, food and drink cooking and customer service in general.     Matters Main contents The number of questions The number of question Hygiene management ・Knowledge of general hygiene management ・Knowledge about HACCP ・Knowledge about food poisoning, etc. 10 questions Perfect score: 40 points (@ 4 points) Food and drink cooking ・Knowledge of cooking ・Knowledge of ingredients ・Knowledge about cooking equipment, etc. 10 questions Perfect score: 30 points (@ 3 points) General customer service ・Knowledge of customer service ・Knowledge of food diversification ・Knowledge about complaint handling, etc. 10 questions Perfect score: 30 points (@ 3 points)   Total 30 questions Total 30 questions (2)Practical test ("judgment test" and "planning") The "judgment test" is a test to see which is the correct action by looking at figures and illustrations, and the "planning" is a test to see if a work plan can be made using a calculation formula.   Matters Main contents The number of questions Allocation of points Judgment test Planning Total Hygiene management Same as the department test 3 questions 2 questions 5 questions Perfect score: 40 points (@ 4 points) Food and drink cooking Same as the department test 3 questions 2 questions 5 questions Perfect score: 30 points (@ 3 points) General customer service Same as the department test 3 questions 2 questions 5 questions Perfect score: 30 points (@ 3 points)   9 questions in total 6 questions in total 15 questions in total 100 points   Specified skill (i) skill measurement test Food service domestic test   Perfecture/City Examination hall Exam date Reception start time Test start time Capacity Hokkaido Sapporo ACU Sapporo (ASTY45) 16th floor 1606/1614 2022.06.28 (Tue) 12:30 13:30 48 people Hokkaido Sapporo ACU Sapporo (ASTY45) 16th floor 1606/1614 2022.06.29 (Wednesday) 12:30 13:30 96 people Miyagi Prefecture Sendai city Heanel Sendai 2F Matsushima A / B 2022.06.29 (Wednesday) 12:30 13:30 90 people Miyagi Prefecture Sendai city Heanel Sendai 2F Matsushima A / B 2022.06.30 (Thursday) 12:30 13:30 90 people Miyagi Prefecture Sendai city Heanel Sendai 2F Matsushima A / B 2022.07.01 (Friday) 12:30 13:30 90 people Gunma Prefecture Takasaki City G Messe Gunma 4F Large Conference Room AB 2022.07.04 (Monday) 15:30 16:30 168 people Gunma Prefecture Takasaki City G Messe Gunma 4F Large Conference Room AB 2022.07.05 (Tue) 09:00 10:00 168 people Gunma Prefecture Takasaki City G Messe Gunma 4F Large Conference Room AB 2022.07.05 (Tue) 09:00 10:00 168 people Gunma Prefecture Takasaki City G Messe Gunma 4F Large Conference Room AB 2022.07.06 (Wednesday) 12:30 13:30 168 people Gunma Prefecture Takasaki City G Messe Gunma 4F Large Conference Room AB 2022.07.06 (Wednesday) 12:30 13:30 168 people Gunma Prefecture Takasaki City G Messe Gunma 4F Large Conference Room AB 2022.07.08 (Friday) 09:00 10:00 168 people Gunma Prefecture Takasaki City G Messe Gunma 4F Large Conference Room AB 2022.07.08 (Friday) 15:30 16:30 168 people Saitama Prefecture Saitama City JA Kyosai Saitama Building 3F Large Conference Room 2022.07.08 (Friday) 12:30 13:30 110 people Saitama Prefecture Saitama City JA Kyosai Saitama Building 3F Large Conference Room 2022.07.02 (Sat) 12:30 13:30 110 people Tokyo Koto Ward TIME24 Building 13F 131/134 Training Room 2022.07.04 (Monday) 15:30 16:30 240 people Tokyo Koto Ward TIME24 Building 13F 131/134 Training Room 2022.07.05 (Tue) 09:00 10:00 240 people Tokyo Koto Ward TIME24 Building 13F 131/134 Training Room 2022.07.06 (Wednesday) 09:00 10:00 240 people Tokyo Koto Ward TIME24 Building 13F 131/134 Training Room 2022.07.06 (Wednesday) 12:30 13:30 240 people Tokyo Koto Ward TIME24 Building 13F 131/134 Training Room 2022.07.07 (Thursday) 12:30 13:30 240 people Tokyo Koto Ward TIME24 Building 13F 131/134 Training Room 2022.07.08 (Friday) 09:00 10:00 240 people Tokyo Koto Ward TIME24 Building 13F 131/134 Training Room 2022.07.08 (Friday) 15:30 16:30 240 people Tokyo Koto Ward TIME24 Building 13F 131/134 Training Room 2022.07.09 (Sat) 12:30 13:30 240 people Tokyo Koto Ward TIME24 Building 13F 131/134 Training Room 2022.07.10 (Sun) 09:00 10:00 240 people Tokyo Koto Ward TIME24 Building 13F 131/134 Training Room 2022.07.10 (Sun) 12:30 13:30 240 people Tokyo Koto Ward TIME24 Building 13F 131/134 Training Room 2022.07.10 (Sun) 15:30 16:30 240 people Aichi Prefecture Nagoya city Nagoya Sun Sky Room 2F Room A 2022.06.20 (Monday) 15:30 16:30 135 people Aichi Prefecture Nagoya city Nagoya Sun Sky Room 2F Room A 2022.06.21 (Tue) 12:30 13:30 135 people Aichi Prefecture Nagoya city Nagoya Sun Sky Room 2F Room A 2022.06.22 (Wednesday) 12:30 13:30 135 people Aichi Prefecture Nagoya city Nagoya Congress Center Building No. 4 1F Shirotori Hall 2022.07.04 (Monday) 15:30 16:30 240 people Aichi Prefecture Nagoya city Nagoya Congress Center Building No. 4 1F Shirotori Hall 2022.07.05 (Tue) 09:00 10:00 240 people Aichi Prefecture Nagoya city Nagoya Congress Center Building No. 4 1F Shirotori Hall 2022.07.06 (Wednesday) 09:00 10:00 240 people Aichi Prefecture Nagoya city Nagoya Congress Center Building No. 4 1F Shirotori Hall 2022.07.06 (Wednesday) 12:30 13:30 240 people Aichi Prefecture Nagoya city Nagoya Congress Center Building No. 4 1F Shirotori Hall 2022.07.07 (Thursday) 12:30 13:30 240 people Osaka  Osaka city Osaka Academia Main Building 2F G Hall 2022.06.20 (Monday) 15:30 16:30 150 people Osaka  Osaka city Osaka Academia Main Building 2F G Hall 2022.06.21 (Tue) 12:30 13:30 150 people Osaka  Osaka city Osaka Academia Main Building 2F G Hall 2022.06.22 (Wednesday) 12:30 13:30 150 people Osaka  Osaka city Osaka Academia Main Building 2F G Hall 2022.06.23 (Thursday) 12:30 13:30 150 people Osaka  Osaka city Osaka Academia Main Building 2F G Hall 2022.06.24 (Friday) 12:30 13:30 150 people Osaka  Osaka city Osaka Academia Main Building 2F G Hall 2022.06.25 (Sat) 12:30 13:30 150 people Osaka  Osaka city Osaka Academia Main Building 2F G Hall 2022.06.26 (Sun) 09:00 10:00 150 people Osaka  Osaka city Osaka Academia Main Building 2F G Hall 2022.06.26 (Sun) 15:30 16:30 150 people Osaka  Osaka city Osaka Academia Main Building 2F G Hall 2022.06.27 (Monday) 09:00 10:00 150 people Osaka  Osaka city Osaka Academia Main Building 2F G Hall 2022.06.27 (Monday) 15:30 16:30 150 people Hiroshima Prefecture Hiroshima city Hiroshima Prefecture JA Building 10F Auditorium A, B, C 2022.06.26 (Sun) 15:30 16:30 150 people Hiroshima Prefecture Hiroshima city Hiroshima Prefecture JA Building 10F Auditorium A, B, C 2022.06.27 (Monday) 09:00 10:00 150 people Hiroshima Prefecture Hiroshima city Hiroshima Prefecture JA Building 10F Auditorium A, B, C 2022.06.28 (Tue) 09:00 10:00 150 people Hiroshima Prefecture Hiroshima city Hiroshima Prefecture JA Building 10F Auditorium A, B, C 2022.06.29 (Wednesday) 12:30 13:30 150 people Kagawa Prefecture Takamatsu City Kagawa Prefectural Hall Lexam Hall Small Hall Building 5F Multipurpose Large Conference Room 2022.06.25 (Sat) 12:30 13:30 120 people Fukuoka Prefecture Fukuoka City Fukuoka International Congress Center 2F Multipurpose Hall 2022.06.22 (Wednesday) 12:30 13:30 336 people Fukuoka Prefecture Fukuoka City Fukuoka International Congress Center 2F Multipurpose Hall 2022.06.23 (Thursday) 12:30 13:30 336 people Fukuoka Prefecture Fukuoka City Fukuoka International Congress Center 2F Multipurpose Hall 2022.06.24 (Friday) 12:30 13:30 336 people     1st recruitment application period ※1 May 16, 2022 (Monday) AM10: 00-May 18, 2022 (Wednesday) PM5: 00 Only the people has alread registered My Page before April 30th can apply for the test. If you dont have My Page, you cannot apply for the test. *When you finish registering My Page, you will receive the e-mail "Tokuteigino Test My Page registration completed[ OTAFF]". Deadline for payment of the 1st recruitment examination fee ※3 Until Monday, May 23, 2022 2nd recruitment application period ※1 ※2 May 25, 2022 (Wednesday) AM10: 00-May 26, 2022 (Thursday) PM5: 00 Only the people has alread registered My Page before April 30th can apply for the test. If you dont have My Page, you cannot apply for the test. *When you finish registering My Page, you will receive the e-mail "Tokuteigino Test My Page registration completed[ OTAFF]". Deadline for payment of the 2nd recruitment examination fee ※3 Until Monday, May 30, 2022 Issuance of admission ticket Early June Result publication Late July   ※1 This exam is a lottery system. If the number of test applications is less than the capacity, all applicants will take the test. ※2 You will be able to pay the exam fee after you are choosen. ※3 If there are vacant seats after the deadline for payment of the 1st recruitment, the secondary recruitment will be conducted for that venue.   Specified skill (i) skill measurement test Food and beverage manufacturing industry overseas test   2022 test information   試験実施国 Test country ネパール Nepal 試験日程 Test schedule ■2022年8-9月試験分 For the test from August to September in 2022 オンラインバウチャー申込受付開始:2022年7月11日 現地時間12:00~(日本時間15:15~) Start accepting online voucher applications:from 12:00PM local time (from 15:15PM Japan time) on July 11th, 2022 ※受付開始時間は15分程度遅れる可能性があります。 Starting time could be delayed about 15 minutes from scheduled time. ※先着順のため、申込状況により途中で受付終了となる場合があります。 Due to the first-come-first-served basis, application acceptance may end in the middle depending on the quantity of applications. 2022年8月5日~ 試験予約受付開始(予定) The test reservation will be accepted from August 5th,2022(planned). 2022年8月21日~ 試験実施(予定) The test will be conducted from August 21st, 2022(planned). カトマンズ Kathmandu 試験予約に関するお問い合わせ: プロメトリックカスタマーサービスセンター 〇ネパール国内から通話する場合 ・ネパール語: 01-597-0037(通話料がかかります) ・日本語:18000910107(フリー) 〇日本国内から通話する場合 ・英語/日本語対応:0120 90 7699(フリー) Inquiries regarding test reservations: Prometric Customer Service Center 〇Call from within Nepal ・Nepali support: 01-597-0037(Non-Toll free number) ・Japanese support:18000910107(Toll free number) 〇Call from within Japan ・English / Japanese support:0120 90 7699(Toll free number)   Test country Philippines Test schedule The test appointment will start around 14:00 PM (Japan Standard Time) on May 20th,2022. The test will be conducted from June 1st,2022(planned). ------- From November, 2021 onwards in Manila and Davao, Philippines, only fully vaccinated people are allowed to take a test. For fully vaccinated people* only, please schedule your test appointment. You need to show the Vaccine Card (acceptable either digital or paper) or any certificate application provided by each local government at the test center. If you failed to show your vaccination certificate at the test center, or the name on your certificate does not match the one on your ID, you will be considered as well as recorded as “Absent” and please note that test fee refund will not be accepted. After November, 2021 in Cebu, Philippines, all candidates (either vaccinated or non-vaccinated) are allowed to take a test. *Test Center operates based on Philippines Government's regulation. Manila Makati:from June 2nd,2022 Manila Mandaluyong:from June 1st,2022 Cebu:from June 5th,2022 Davao:from June 9th,2022   Test country Thailand Test schedule The test appointment will start around 14:00 PM (Japan Standard Time) on May 20th,2022. The test will be conducted from June 18th,2022(planned). Bangkok   Test country Cambodia Test schedule The test appointment will start around 14:00 PM (Japan Standard Time) on May 20th,2022. The test will be conducted from June 15th(planned). Phnom Boeng KengKang:from June 16th,2022 Phnom Penh Chamkarmon:from June 15th,2022   Test country Indonesia Test schedule The test appointment will start around 14:00 PM (Japan Standard Time) on May 20th,2022. The test will be conducted from June 2nd,2022(planned). ----- Only vaccinated people are allowed to take a test in Indonesia. For vaccinated people* only, please schedule your test appointment. If you failed to show your vaccination certificate at the test center, or the name on your certificate does not match the one on your ID, you will be considered as well as recorded as “Absent” and please note that test fee refund will not be accepted. *You are required to have at least received your first dose of vaccine. Test Center operates based on Indonesian Government's regulation. Jakarta Raya:from June 9th,2022 Kelapa Gading:from June 2nd,2022 Pademangan:from June 7th,2022 Surabaya:from June 7th,2022 Bandung:from June 4th,2022 Yogyakarta:from June 2nd,2022 Medan:from June 2nd,2022 Semarang:from June 6th,2022   Test country Sri Lanka Test schedule The test appointment will start around 14:00 PM (Japan Standard Time) on May 20th,2022. The test will be conducted from June 1st,2022(planned). Colombo The test contents, number of questions, duration the test, and acceptance criteria are the same as the domestic test in Japan.   Click here to get more information and to schedule your test.   Click here to get more information and to schedule your test. Note 1: The Organization for Technical Skill Assessment of Foreign Workers in Food Industry commissions Prometric Japan Co., Ltd to conduct the test overseas for FY2020. Note 2: For other countries, the test will be conducted in order from countries that have prepared the test environment after consultations between governments. ◆ Foreign Food Industry Skills Evaluation Organization (OTAFF)◆ >External link

ベトナムから日本へ特定技能で働きたい方へ

26/6/2020

ベトナムから日本へ特定技能で働きたい方へ

技能実習生が技能実習2号を良好に修了した人は、それらの必要な日本語能力や技術水準に関わる試験などを免除されて「特定技能1号」へ移行できます。 「技能実習2号を良好に修了している」という基準は以下の通りです。 ①技能実習2号を2年10ヶ月以上修了している。 ②技能検定3級または技能実習評価試験の実技試験に合格している。 *2017年11月1日に技能実習法が施行されて以降は、技能実習2号修了の前までに技能検定3級または技能実習評価試験の実技試験を 受検することが義務となっています。 そこで弊社では日本へ特定技能で働きたい方を募集します。 募集条件は、2017年以降で技能実習を良好に修了した人のみとなります。 ①この問い合わせフォームからご連絡頂く ②ヒヤリングシートを送付しますので記入後、弊社サイトの人材バンクに登録されます。 ③日本の企業や監理組合、登録支援機関からスカウトメールが直接ご本人に届きます。 ④手数料をベトナム政府が発表している既定の金額のみで運営している送り出し機関に手続きを依頼します。 ⑤日本で最大5年働くことが可能となります。 【特定技能で受け入れ可能な14職種は以下の通りです】 ・外食業・宿泊・介護・ビルクリーニング・農業・漁業・飲食料品製造業・素形材産業・産業機械製造業・電気・電子情報関連産業・建設業・造船・舶用工業・自動車整備業・航空業  

(Accepting company interview) Yoshida Furniture Store Co., Ltd.

1/10/2019

(Accepting company interview) Yoshida Furniture Store Co., Ltd.

Responding to many requests from companies that are considering accepting foreign workers want honest opinions on accepting foreign technical intern trainees. Thanks to Mr. Yoshida, General Manager of the Recruitment consultant Department of Yoshida Furniture Store Co., Ltd., we were able to hear valuable stories. Q. Is there a reason why you wanted to accept technical intern trainees? I was aware of the importance of foreign workers for about five years. When I thought about how to deal with the overwhelming labor shortage that is coming in the future, I came up with the idea that we must aim for a company/organization that can develop human resources. Q. How did you choose the technical intern trainee? We conducted an online interview using Skype. Q. Do you have a special system to accept the technical intern trainee? Although we did not build a system in particular, we tried to provide mental care for existing staff. When this story was raised, the staff was worried, so after deciding to accept technical interns, we coordinated at the monthly conference on interviews, entry into the country, the situation at the training center, etc., and prepared the feelings of our staffs. Q. In the field of nursing care, technical interns have to pass the Japanese Language Test N4. Please give us your frank opinions about the technical intern's communication. It seems that the technical intern understands almost what is told. Perhaps there is a little time lag because she speaks after converting Japanese into her native language but it is not a problem. It has been about a month since she was assigned and her Japanese language skills seem to improve every day. Q. How is the technical intern working? Our users like her and give compliments such as “careful” and “notice well”. Q. Do you have any difficulties in teaching work? The facility has a rule that says "If you don't understand something you have to ask immediately", so if the technical intern hears anything that she doesn't understand she will ask immediately. Also, if there are words that she doesn't understand, she can look for meaning by smartphone immediately, so there is no hardship in teaching work. However, since it seems difficult to write down records (reports) in detail, but I think she will gradually get used to it.  CBấm vào đây để đến trang web của công ty tiếp nhận Short-stay Mirai Tsukimidai   Bấm vào đây để đến trang web của nghiệp đoàn quản lý Nghiệp đoàn thương mại Chiba 

(Accepting company interview) Care Support Yorokobi Co., Ltd.

1/10/2019

(Accepting company interview) Care Support Yorokobi Co., Ltd.

Responding to many requests from companies that are considering accepting foreign workers want honest opinions on accepting foreign technical intern trainees. Thanks to Mr. Yoshino, Director of Care Support Yorokobi Co., Ltd.,  we were able to hear valuable stories. Q. Is there a reason why you wanted to accept technical intern trainees? Two or three years ago, a supervising organization came and talked about the existence of this training system. At that time there was no nursing care field in this system, so I was thinking lightly, but in the near future the nursing care industry, which is said to be short of about 550,000 people, will have to rely on overseas human resources. Therefore I want to accept technical interns to know-how and pipes by now. Q. Is there any merit of accepting technical intern trainees? I accepted technical interns in the hope that they would be a good stimulus for the existing staff, but our facility was actually revitalized by the stimulus. Q. How did you choose the technical intern trainees? We conducted an online interview using Skype. Q. How was the online interview? I am grateful to be able to interview without worrying about travel expenses. However, there were parts that were difficult to hear because the voice was interrupted and because they were interviews in Japanese, I could not communicate well and half was a bet (laughs) Q. Do you have a special system to accept the technical intern trainee? If I choose only one person to go to Japan, I felt sorry for being left alone, and I decided to accept two people. We are also making efforts to create an environment where employees can receive education and study. Q. In the field of nursing care, technical interns have to pass the Japanese Language Test N4. Please give us your frank opinions about the technical intern's communication. Immediately after the assignment, I was a little worried, but after a month, their Japanese comprehension has become better. Q. How is the technical intern working? They are serious and hard-working. When being taught a task, they always so that they will always remember the next day. The getting used to work was quicker than expected. Q. Do you have any difficulties in teaching work? I don't feel any difference in culture, and since they are trying to learn, I don't feel any difficulty in teaching work. There is a language barrier, but I think it is a matter of time. To be honest, there are other costs such as supervision and rent subsidies in addition to salary, and I have to prepare if something is missing in the dormitory, it's more expensive than hiring a Japanese. But because they are cute (like kids), I want to help them a lot (laughs).  Click here for Care Support Yorokobi website   Click here for the Supervision Association / Chiba Trading Cooperative   

(Accepting company interview) Wakatsuki Car Co., Ltd.

18/2/2019

(Accepting company interview) Wakatsuki Car Co., Ltd.

In response to the many voices of companies that are considering acceptance of foreign workers using foreigner technical intern program and specific residence status in the automobile maintenance industry, we would like to share an interview with the director and sales managers of Wakatsuki Car Co., Ltd., 6th store - Mr. Muramatsu Jun. Wakatsuki Car Co., Ltd., 6th store Director, Sales Manager Mr. Muramatsu Jun Q.What made you decide to accept technical interns? A.To be honest, I wanted to improve the shortage of human resources (it's really not good but ...) and I hope that I could contribute to society. There was a client that accepted the technical interns, so we went to ask them for advice. After all there were a lot of worries, so we went to see the current situation and got a consultation. I decided there was no problem and give it a try. Q.How did you select technical interns? A.I went to Indonesia and interviewed. Q.Did you have any trouble before the technical interns came to the company after you decided to accept? A.There was nothing in particular. After deciding the apprentice, it took 4 months for the technical interns to enter Japan. It may take up to six months now. After entering Japan, the technical interns came to the company after one month of training. Q.How many technical interns does your company currently have? A.There were 3 people at the first acceptance in 2016. 2 more people in 2017 2 more people in 2018 2 more people in 2019 Currently there are 9 technical interns. As the first three will return home in May of this year, we are continuing with the recently arrived interns. Q.Which country are the technical interns from? A.The first 3 are from Indonesia. The other 6 people are from Philippines. Q.Why did you change the sending agency? Was there a reason? A.Indonesian technical interns were very serious, sincere, and really good people without bad habit. However, they had no knowledge of sheet metal and car maintenance, so they need to be taught from scratch. It took a year to be completly entrusted them with work. The sending agency in Philippines has interns with some knowledge. They could work after one month of guidance. We made such a decide by thinking about the immediate force, but the technical interns from Indonesia are really good and hardworking people, so it is a very good human resource if you are teaching from scratch. Q.Please let us know if you have any support for the technical interns. A.We do not do anything especially as a company. They prepare themselves and go to work. I have them do it themselves. Q.Do you support technical interns in learning Japanese? A.The Indonesian technical interns consulted with the union and hired one teacher to study Japanese. We do not do it in particular as company. Q.In terms of salary, considering the starting salary of graduated Japanese students is about 160,000~180,000 yen, there are voices that the salary for technical interns which is about 180,000~200,000 yen is too much. What do you think? A.We also pay 180,000~200,000 yen for technical interns and union fees. Our way of thinking is the technical interns who came to Japan from foreign countries contribute to the growth in technology. The teamwork of the company has also improved. I feel that the merits are more than the amount of money we pay. Q.Were you thinking of accepting technical intern continuously from the beginning? A.I was thinking of waiting to see how the first technical interns work. Then, I could see that they are really good people, and there are a lot of things that I want to do in the future, so I decided to put in more  interns every year. I talked to our employees and ask them to work together for contributing to society. Q.Are you satisfied with your current union? A.Currently we have technical interns from three unions. The support system is completely different depending on the union. Some unions always visit the company every month to talk to the technical interns and take care of them. But some unions can not come right away due to distance problems so they can only make phone calls. We are especially satisfied with the union who visits and takes care every month. Q.It will be eligible for residence status in the field of automobile maintenance with specific skills in the future. Do you have plan to continue employment of technical interns or to hire personnel with specific skills? A.Of course.