ISLAMABAD: Japan will hire skilled people from Pakistan and offer them working visas to counter growing decrease in its population, according to a statement made the Japanese ambassador.
Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda announced the new development during an interaction with select journalists whom he met at his residence on Friday evening.
“We are about to open working visa for skilled Pakistan workers. We are planning to hire Pakistani skilled workers in good numbers. We need skilled workers, as our population is shrinking by each passing day.
“We are to sign an MOU with the Pakistan government in a month’s time, enabling the Pakistan skilled workers to have indefinite visa of Japan,” the ambassador said.
Kuninori said Pakistan was one of the 10 top countries from where Japan was planning to hire workers.
”We need skilled workers from Pakistan, as Pakistanis working there in Japan are very devoted, honest and skilled and are contributing to the country’s development.”
The ambassador however said that for skilled people there was need to learn Japanese language. “Knowing Japanese language would be a must. It is one of the easiest languages around and easy to get used to.”
He said those who successfully get the visa and pass their first five years in Japan, would be eligible to take along their families with them. A high level exchanges by a prime minister and president would soon be materliased.