Tokyo Firm to Help Foreigners Work in Japan under New Visa

Economy

Tokyo, Dec. 11 (Jiji Press)--One visa Inc., which supports online visa applications, has announced plans to launch new services for foreign workers hoping to come to Japan under a newly created visa category.

The Tokyo-based company will collaborate with Kansai University and Seven Bank <8410> to help prospective foreign workers receive Japanese language education and open a bank account in Japan after their arrivals, according to the plans announced Monday.

The visa category, including for blue-collar workers, is one of the two categories to be introduced next April under the revised immigration control law, enacted Saturday, to accept more foreign workers to ease serious labor shortages reflecting a population decrease.

The company will introduce prospective foreign workers to Japanese language schools in their countries and to places of employment in Japan. It will in turn receive fees from relevant businesses.

The company has already opened a training center in Cambodia to help people learn Japanese language and other skills, under the supervision of Kansai University.

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