Expat ministry alerts aspirants not to pay to go to Japan

Staff Correspondent | Update:

Bangladesh governemnt logo. File PhotoThe expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry has asked the aspirant migrants not to pay anyone any money for going to Japan under the government management.

A notice of the ministry said the aspirants will be able to go to Japan free of cost. The ministry has arranged a training and only trained aspirant migrants will be able to go to Japan.

The notice signed by deputy secretary Kazi Abed Hossain reads that the Japanese language will be taught at the technical training centres under Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET).

The aspirant migrants, however, have to pass examinations arranged by International Manpower Development Organisation Japan, the notice added.

The aspirants have to pass HSC or equivalent exams and be aged 20-28 years. A male applicant has to be at least five feet and four inches while a female applicant has to be at least five feet tall.

They have to be physically fit, too.

An aspirant has to give Tk 1000 as course fee for learning the Japanese language, the notice said.

Japanese language is being taught for six months at 32 TTCs. Japan will recruit 340,000 people from various countries including Bangladesh by 2025.

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