1 The technology, skills and/or knowledge that an applicant is to obtain in Japan must not be technology, skills and/or knowledge that could be obtained mostly through the repetition of simple work.
2 The applicant must be at least 18 years of age and is expected to engage in a job requiring the technology, skills and/or knowledge obtained in Japan after returning to his or her country of nationality or habitual residence.
3 It must be impossible or difficult for the applicant to obtain the desired technology, skills and/or knowledge in the country where he or she resides.
4 The proposed training should be done under the guidance of a person who is a full-time employee of the public or private organization accepting the trainee concerned (hereinafter referred to as the “accepting organization”) and who has at least 5 years’ experience in the technology, skills and/or knowledge concerned.
5 In cases where the training program scheduled by the accepting organization includes on-the-job training (training intendedto impart the technology, skills and/or knowledge through actual performance of goods production or services provision with remuneration), the following conditions are to be fulfilled, unless the applicant takes the training program provied in 6-2. However, these conditions are not applied in cases where the applicant is invited by the national government, a local government, an independent administrative institution or in cases where he or she falls under the cases designated by the Minister of Justice in the Official Gazette.
Housing for trainees must be secured. (including cases where a mediating organization concerned in the proposed training is securing the housing).
b The training facility must be insured.
c The accepting organization is inviting trainees at a ratio of 1/20 trainees or less, including the applicant, to each full.time employee.
d The accepting organization should have an adviser to assist trainees living in Japan.
e Measures to cope with the death, accident or sickness of trainees during the training such as private insurance or other means (excluding the Workmen’s Accident Compensation Insurance) must be provided (including cases where a mediating organization concerned in the proposed training is taking such measures).
f The safety and sanitation measures in respect to the training facilities should be secured in accordance with the provisions of Labor Safety and Sanitation Act (Law No.57 of 1972).
6 In cases where the training program scheduled by the accepting organization includes on-the-job training, the applicant should be a full-time employee of one of the following organizations and be dispatched from it, unless the applicant takes the training program provied in the following item. However, this requirement is not applied in cases where the applicant is accepted for training of the overseas staff who will be working at that organization’s foreign joint venture or local subsidiary, subject to the condition that the establishment of joint venture or subsidiary has been recognized by the competent authorities, or in cases where the applicant is invited by the national government, a local government, an independent administrative institution or in cases where the applicant falls under the cases designated by the Minister of Justice in the Official Gazette.
a The national government, a local government or a public corporation.
b Joint ventures or affiliated companies of the accepting organization.
c Organizations which have business transactions with the accepting organization for at least 1 year or total of at least 1 billion yen within 1 year.
6-2 In cases where the applicant is to take the training program designated by the Minister of Justice in the Official Gazette, the following conditions are to be fulilled.
a The accepting organization should fall under all the conditions provided in a), b), and d) to 1) of Item 5.
b The number of trainees being accepted by the accepting organization, including the applicant, is not to exceed the total number of full-time employees at the organization,and is within the number or trainees cited in the bottom row of the following table according to the relevant total number cited in the upper row of the said table. However, in cases where the accepting organization runs agriculture, the number of trainees being accepted by the organization is not to exceed two, including the applicant.
|Total No. of Full-time Employees at Accepting Organization||Number of
|Over 301||Within 1/20 of total number of full time employees|
|201 to 300||15|
|101 to 200||10|
|51 to 100||6|
|Up to 50||3|
Cases where the applicant is to take on.the-job training, the period for that on-the・job training should be two thirds of the total training program, or less (in cases where there are two or more accepting organizations, the time spent in each training program separately should be added together). However, this is not applied in cases where the program designated by the Minister of Justice in the Official Gazette.
8 The operator, the manager, the person guiding the training and the adviser of the accepting organization must not have committed misconduct in the training of foreign nationals in the past 3 years (including cases where the trainee invited under a training program that does not include on-the.job training has been made to engage in on.the・job training),
9 In cases where an organization, other than the Government of Japan, a local government or an independent administrative institution is mediating the training, the organization concerned must not be profit-making organization.
Furthermore, the concerned organization, the operator or the full-time employees must not have committed misconduct relating to the training of foreign nationals in the past 3 years.
1 A training plan showing the substance of the training, its necessity, location, duration and the conditions of stay.
2 Documents certifying that the person concerned intends to engage in the duty, which demands his or her technique, skill and knowledge learned during the stay in Japan, after returning the country of the person concerned.
3 Documents certifying the professional career of the person concerned.
4 Documents certifying the professional career of the trainer regarding the training concerned.
5 Material showing the outline of the foreign organization which is sending the person concerned.
6 Copies of the company registration, a statement of profit and loss, the list of full-time staff of the organization inviting the person concerned, and the list of trainees.