Japan Revokes License of Foreign Trainee Supervisory Group

Politics

Tokyo, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Justice Ministry said Thursday it has revoked the license of a group that supervises and supports companies accepting foreign nationals under the country's technical training program.

The group called Kyodokumiai Creative Net failed to provide language and other lectures to foreign trainees as required under the law on proper implementation of the training program.

The license's cancellation, made as of Thursday, was the first of its kind since the law came into force in November 2017.

The group based in Kasai, Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, cannot accept trainees over the next five years.

In April next year, the government is set to introduce a new visa program designed to invite more foreign workers with certain professional skills to Japan.

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