To help those evacuated from Ukraine, the government allows one year of employment, but some professions, such as doctors and beauticians, cannot work without a qualification acquired in Japan.


A woman who worked as a beautician in Ukraine said, "I understand the rules of Japan, but I want you to be flexible so that you can get a job where you can make use of your skills."

According to the Immigration Bureau of Japan, 984 people have been evacuated from Ukraine to Japan as of the 16th.



The government says that in order to support evacuation life, the status of residence can be changed to "specific activities" that allow one year of employment if the person wishes to do so.



However, there are occupations such as doctors and beauticians who cannot work without Japanese national qualifications, and evacuees and support groups are calling for flexible operation.

Of these, Marina Azima (39), who evacuated to Tokyo last month, is said to have worked as a beautician for 20 years in the capital, Kieu.



She wanted to work in Japan with the skills she had cultivated over many years, and when she evacuated she brought her scissors as a commercial tool.

In the absence of income, the savings he relied on have been running low after about three months of evacuation since the invasion of the Russian army, raising concerns that if he cannot work, he will not be able to live. increase.



According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, working as a beautician in Japan requires a license stipulated by the Cosmetologists Act, and it takes at least two years to obtain one, which requires attending a vocational school.



Marina says, "I understand the rules of Japan, but I can't afford to go to a vocational school and get a Japanese driver's license. I can get a job where I can make use of my skills. I want you to respond flexibly. "

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