Course・About the Project


In the event we receive many applications, we may terminate the application process early.
After you apply, your admission will be decided based on a confirmation of the content of your application and the result of a placement test.
Courses may be canceled or postponed due to COVID-19.

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

23 prefectures (Miyagi, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Yamanashi, Nagano, Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi, Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Shimane, Hiroshima, Kagawa)

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 100 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
  1. Information
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, as well as business manners and work practices, that apply to work situations, toward promoting stable employment.
(*) A visit is planned to a Hello Work office during the course, to learn how to use Hello Work services and to actually go through the steps of submitting a job application.

Level 1100h

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 2100h

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 3100h

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.

Application procedure

  • Apply to the Hello Work

    What to bring with you

    ●One ID photo
    (3×4cm)
    ●Residence card (ZAIRYU Card)
    or Passport
  • ・Placement Test

  • Training Begins