Course・About the Project

About the Project

In Japan, the workforce is declining as a result of the ageing and dwindling of the population, and this situation is creating a serious labor shortage, such that the need to employ foreign workers is rapidly growing as a new measure for securing human resources. Amid this situation, the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) has been commissioned to implement the Training Course for Promoting Stable Employment of Foreign Residents by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The course is intended for foreign residents who possess a visa appropriate to their status ("Permanent Resident," "Spouse or Child of Japanese National," "Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident," or "Long Term Resident" visa), and aims to promote their stable employment and retention in a company in Japan through their acquisition of workplace communication skills, including Japanese language skills, as well as basic knowledge of labor-related laws/regulations and employment practices in Japan, and knowledge on preparing CVs and other such practical procedures.

Training Provided Areas

20 prefectures (Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Ishikawa, Nagano, Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi, Kyoto, Mie, Shiga, Osaka, Hiroshima,Kagawa, Shimane, Nagasaki)

Target Participants

This program targets those of foreign residents who have difficulties in finding stable employment due to insufficient knowledge and necessary skills for employment, including Japanese communication skills, even though they are actively engaged in job-hunting activities with high level of motivation.

Training Period

The total number of training hours per course is 120 hours, considering actual conditions in the area, and participants' needs. Evening and weekend courses are also established as well as weekday courses.

How to apply

Please apply to the Hello Work (the Public Employment Security Office) in your area.

Information Information JICE Japan International Cooperation Center
03-6838-2723
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JICE Japan International Cooperation Center
03-6838-2723
Japanese Class

Japanese Class

Employment Preparation Lecture

Employment Preparation Lecture

Workplace Visit

Workplace Visit

Course

【Course content】

This course teaches Japanese that is used in work situations, toward promoting stable employment.

Level 1120h

This class is for people who are studying Japanese for the first time, who can speak a little Japanese but cannot read or write Hiragana and Katakana very well.

  • Communication in the workplace (conversation, reading & writing)
  • Career planning and job search activities (job postings, application documents, interviews)
  • Understanding simple instructions and explanations at work

Level 2120h

This class is for people who can read and write Hiragana and Katakana and has studied a little Japanese before. It is also for people who can hold simple conversations in Japanese but wish to learn how to speak polite Japanese.

  • Communication in the workplace (conversation, reading & writing)
  • Career planning and job search activities (job postings, application documents, interviews)
  • Giving simple explanations of workplace matters and operations

Level 3120h

This class is for people who can read and write Hiragana, Katakana and simple Kanji characters and can carry on conversations in Japanese fairly well. It is recommended for people who wish to learn how to speak appropriately in the workplace in accordance with the situation or the person being spoken to.

  • Communication in the workplace (conversation, reading & writing)
  • Career planning and job search activities (job postings, application documents, interviews)
  • Giving instructions, making proposals, etc.

Level 4120h

This class is for people who have Japanese language skills roughly equivalent to completion of Level 4 or Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3.

  • Understanding the key points of job search activities
  • Understanding the key points of acquiring N4-N3 level language knowledge and reading/listening comprehension
  • Forming an autonomous learning attitude

Level 5120h

This class is for people who have Japanese language skills roughly equivalent to completion of Level 4 or Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3.

  • Understanding the key points of job search activities
  • Understanding the key points of acquiring N3-N2 level language knowledge and reading/listening comprehension
  • Forming an autonomous learning attitude