Japan re-hosts nursing workers from Việt Nam

March 18, 2022 - 10:02

Osaka began hosting the first 21-student group from central Việt Nam for one-year at-work training and internship courses at hospitals from March, after a deadlock due to COVID-19 in 2020-21.


A group of Vietnamese students from central Việt Nam leave for work and study at hospitals in Osaka, Japan. It follows co-operation between Đông Á University and Aijinkai healthcare Corporation in training for the Japanese labour market. — Photo courtesy of Phương Chi 

ĐÀ NẴNG — Osaka began hosting the first 21-student group from central Việt Nam for one-year at-work training and internship courses at hospitals from March, after a deadlock due to COVID-19 in 2020-21.

The student group, which had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in Việt Nam and left for Japan on March 15, needs a three-day quarantine in Japan and a negative test for coronavirus for working at Aijinkai healthcare Corporation-managed nursing centres in Osaka under the deal between Đà Nẵng’s Đông Á University and Aijinkai healthcare Corporation.

The Japanese partner said it covered quarantine costs for Vietnamese students before working at nursing centres in Osaka.

All qualified students from central Việt Nam would be given a six-month practical training course under the Japanese standard at Ajinkai-invested skill lab at the Đông Á University campus.

Another group of 27 Vietnamese students from the region would leave for working and studying at Osaka in June, a source from Đông Á University said.

In resuming human resource supply for the Japanese market in the COVID-19 recovery time, three companies from Japan – Tatsuokakai, Global Design and Asulead – also signed an agreement on recruiting qualified Vietnamese students in nursing information technology and automobile engineering in 2022 after a two-year pandemic block.

The deal will help build up the Japanese vocational standard quality chain in central Việt Nam by earning qualified labour skills in Japan.

The three Japanese partners committed to seeking more students in the region in filling up labour markets in Tokyo, Kanaga, Hokkaido, Fukuoka, Miyazaki, Hiroshima and Shizuoka later in 2022-24.

Shirahata Yasunori, director of Global Design IT Japan, said the company was happy to host students from Đông Á University and central Việt Nam working and studying at the company’s headquarters in Japan.

He said the company, which began recruiting Vietnamese students after qualifying for a practical course at the Global Design IT Việt Nam in 2018, will welcome the first group of students working at the Japan-based headquarters from May 2022, after difficulties with COVID-19.

Tatsuokakai Medical Corporation said it would offer internship courses for nursing students at centres in Japan later in 2022. It said Vietnamese students would be supported in joining vocational nursing examinations for long-term working qualifications in Japan.


Vietnamese students join a six-month practical course at a skills lab at Đông Á University before working in Japan. — Photo courtesy of Phương Chi 

Asulead company said it started the COVID-19 recovery plan by offering internship programmes for Vietnamese students in nursing and automobile engineering courses in Japan from July 2022.

It would provide Japanese standard IT, automobile technology, nursing and language courses, and working skills and experience in the Japanese style.

More than 200 students from the Đà Nẵng-based university have been working for Japanese companies in hospitality, nursery and shopping centres in Japan.

Eight cities in Japan, including Yokohama, Maebashi, Chiba, and Fukuoka, Shizuoka and Nagasaki, and 82 Japanese businesses have inked co-operation deals on student human resources training and employment from central Việt Nam.

Japan promoted its Consulate Office in Đà Nẵng City to General Consulate just a year after it was founded to boost ties between Japan and Đà Nẵng last year.

Head of the Japanese General Consulate, Yakabe Yoshinori, said the government of Japan appreciated the important role of Đà Nẵng, and the relationship of Japan and Đà Nẵng would be further strengthened.

He said the number of Japanese tourists and investors to Đà Nẵng would increase when COVID-19 was completely under control.

The first Japanese language studies and culture research faculty, established at Đông Á university in 2020, has lured 2,000 students to learn Japanese. — VNS