Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Kaneko has been working to secure human resources in the agricultural field in connection with the government's suspension of new entry of foreigners, including technical intern trainees, in response to the spread of new mutant virus infections. He expressed his intention to continue to support him.

In response to the spread of the new mutant virus "Omicron strain" in each country, the government will stop new entry of foreigners to all countries and regions of the world from the 30th, and skills related to agriculture etc. Apprentices are no longer able to enter the country.



In connection with this, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Kaneko said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 30th, "I heard that it is a temporary measure until some information on Omicron shares is revealed, but I will continue to pay close attention to the situation and the field of agriculture, forestry and fisheries. I want to determine the impact on this. "



In addition, Minister Kaneko has taken measures to extend the period of stay of foreigners in Japan and to provide subsidies for new employment from other industries in order to secure labor in the agricultural field. He stated that he would like to support the securing of labor force in each region by utilizing such projects, and expressed his intention to continue to support the country.

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