Japan Welcomes Its Very First Specified Skills Worker in the Accommodation Industry

The worker simply switched from a student visa in Japan.

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The accommodation industry finally welcomed its first Specified Skills Worker (SSW) last August 28, 2019, as announced by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism. 

The Vietnamese international was granted the
visa after switching from a student visa in Japan. The worker is expected to begin employment in the accommodation industry in Nara Prefecture, specializing in departments such as the front desk, planning and PR, customer relations, and restaurant services. 

The SSW visa category was only recently launched last April 1 of this year. It aims to answer the serious problem of limited labor in Japan. The new category allows foreigners to work in
14 different industries

Does this news inspire you to work in Japan as well? Find out if you’re eligible to apply for this visa

 (29 August 2019)

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