Frequently Asked Questions

  • QWhat will we learn?

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    AYou will learn Japanese that is commonly used at work.
    You will also learn about Japanese language communication and business manners at work, employment practices, and labor and social insurance systems.
    See "Course List" for details of the learning content at each level.

  • QDoes it cost money?

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    ATraining requires no fee. However, you need to pay for your own transportation to the venue.

  • QCan anyone enroll?

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    ANo, not everyone. The program is open to foreign residents who seek employment.
    Foreign residents refer to foreign nationals who have the status of residence of "Spouse or Child of Japanese Nationals," "Permanent Resident," "Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident," or "Long-term Resident."
    See "About the program" for details on eligibility.

  • QWhere is the training held?

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    AIn fiscal 2020, the program is planned to be offered in 24 prefectures throughout Japan. See "Information for applicants" for details on venues and application guidelines.

  • QWhere do I apply?

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    AYou can apply at a Hello Work employment center in the area where you live. See "Information for applicants" for details on venues and application guidelines.

  • QWhat do I need to apply?

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    AYou need to bring with you a portrait photo (3cm × 4cm) and personal ID (your residence card or passport).

  • QI don't know which level to apply for. Whom should I consult?

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    ASee "Course List" for a description of each level.
    Check the leaflet for each region provided in "Information for applicants" and consult a local coordinator or your nearest Hello Work center.

  • QCould someone babysit my child while I receive training?

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    ANone of the venues or JICE offers babysitting services.

  • QI would like to know what programs will be offered in the future, as there are no offerings at present for the level I desire.

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    ACourse offerings are announced in "Information for applicants" roughly a month before the courses begin, so check the information accordingly.