"Specific skills" resident foreigner system started in 1 year 3987 people May 29, 17:00
The number of foreigners working in Japan who acquired the status of residence for "specific skills" introduced in April of last year was 3,987 at the end of March, which is far below the initial government's expectations. ..
According to the Immigration Bureau, the number of foreigners working in Japan who acquired the status of residence for “specific skills” introduced in April last year is 3,987 as of the end of March.
The government expected to accept more than 47,000 people within the first year of the system, but it has fallen significantly.
By nationality and region, Vietnam has the highest number at 2316, followed by Indonesia with 456 and China with 331.
By field, there are 1402 people in the "food and beverage manufacturing industry", 686 people in "agriculture", and 437 people in the "material industry".
By prefecture, there are 337 people in Aichi prefecture, 298 people in Chiba prefecture, 259 people in Tokyo, etc., which means that they are now living in all prefectures.
The Immigration Bureau said, "In order to increase the number of people accepted, we would like to focus on supporting matching between applicants and companies."
On the other hand, due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the number of accepted people has decreased significantly since last month, so the Immigration Bureau said, "We will be closely watching the situation of resumption of testing overseas."