3 Revision of the Training and Technical Intern Training Programs

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Outline

For the purpose of enhancing the protection of trainees and technical interns, a new status of residence referred to as gTechnical Intern Trainingh shall be established, which enables such persons to engage in the following activities:

(1) gActivities to acquire knowledge through group training coursesh and gactivities to acquire skills through employment agreementsh

i.
Activities performed by an individual enterprise accepting employees of companies with whom the individual enterprise has business relations such as joint ventures overseas (Individual enterprise-based training)
ii.
Activities performed under the supervision and responsibility of a non-profit organization such as a trade association (Association managed training)

(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:

  • Enhancement of the structure of accepting organizations in terms of instruction, supervision and support, and encouragement of disclosure and openness in the operation of such organizations
  • Extension of the suspension period for organizations which have engaged in serious improper conduct in receiving interns
  • Enhancement of confirmation of the conditions of the contract between the sending organization and the intern

Effective Date

The actual date of enforcement is July 1, 2010

Outline of Acceptance of gTechnical Intern Trainingh after Amendment of the Act (In the Case of Association Managed Training)

Outline of Acceptance of gTechnical Intern Trainingh after Amendment of the Act (In the Case of Association Managed Training)
 
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