Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation between Japan and the Philippines on the Basic Partnership Framework for the Proper Operation of the System pertaining to Foreign Human Resources with the Status of Residence of “Specified Skilled Worker”
March 19, 2019
1. On March 19 (Tuesday), the Memorandum of Cooperation on the Basic Partnership Framework for the Proper Operation of the System pertaining to Foreign Human Resources with the Status of Residence of “Specified Skilled Worker” (English (PDF) / Japanese (PDF)) was signed in Tokyo between the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the National Police Agency of Japan and the Department of Labor and Employment of the Republic of the Philippines.
The Republic of the Philippines is the first country to sign the Memorandum of Cooperation concerning this system.
2. The purpose of this Memorandum of Cooperation is to establish a basic framework for information partnership in order to ensure smooth and proper sending and accepting specified skilled workers, in particular the elimination of malicious intermediary organizations, and to resolve the problems of sending, accepting and residing in Japan of specified skilled worker.
3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs enhances the mutual benefits of both countries through cooperation for proper operation of the system, cooperating with the relevant ministries and agencies of Japan.