Recruit our trainee workers in G2G model: Nepal requests Japan

Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista receives Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa, in Kathmandu, in April 2018.

Kathmandu, April 4

Nepal has proposed that Japan adopt a government-to-government model to recruit Nepali trainee workers for various jobs in Japan.

Receiving Japanese Ambassador to Nepal, Masashi Ogawa,  to his office, Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, requested that Japan follow the model similar to South Korea’s Employment Permit System (EPS) to recruit Nepali workforce.

In response, Ogawa said he was positive about the proposal and further discussions would be carried out to make a decision about the issue.

The government hopes that going to the G2G model strengthens the bilateral relationship as both the countries can reap maximum benefits.

Currently, Japanese companies recruit Nepali personnel through a select group of recruitment agencies. It has been suspected that the agencies select workers on the basis of political power play. Likewise, many people reportedly fly to Japan with fake documents every year.

“If we retain the current model,” the Ministry’s Joint-Secretary Krishna Gyawali says, “Workers will not benefit much. Because the Korean model has been largely successful, we should get connected with other destinations too in the same model.”

The Ministry has concluded that Japan can be an attractive labour destination for Nepali workers as its labour laws are worker friendly.




Published on April 4th, Wednesday, 2018 10:19 AM

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1 Comment
  • Suman Kumar Budhathoki says: | June 13 2018 9:45pm

    Very useful for nepal.
    We all Nepalese is waited for this system.
    I hope that this Japan eps system will be apply soon.
    Thank you.


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