3 Revision of the Training and Technical Intern Training Programs
For the purpose of enhancing the protection of trainees and technical interns, a new status of residence referred to as gTechnical Intern Trainingh shall be established, which enables such persons to engage in the following activities:
(1) gActivities to acquire knowledge through group training coursesh and gactivities to acquire skills through employment agreementsh
(2) Activities for a person who has acquired knowledge and skills to engage in business that requires such knowledge and skills through an employment agreement
Labor laws such as the Labor Standards Law and the Minimum Wage Act shall be applied to activities for acquiring skills through employment agreements. Transfer from (1) to (2) shall be effected in accordance with the procedures for change of residence status.
Relevant ministerial ordinances shall also be revised with regard to issues including:
The actual date of enforcement is July 1, 2010