The Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo in collaboration with Japan International Trainee and Skilled Worker Cooperation Organization (JITCO) organized a seminar titled "Bangladesh: A Highly Potential Source Country of Skilled Human Resources for Japan." It was held on November 6 at Toshi Kaikan in Tokyo. Nearly 300 participants from Japanese companies and manpower recruiting organizations, and the sending organizations of Bangladesh were present at the event.
Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan Shahabuddin Ahmed in his welcome speech thanked the Japan Government for elevating the diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Japan to "Strategic Partnership." He also mentioned that along with diversified economic sectors' cooperation, now is the time to focus on human resources. Bangladesh has a huge pool of skilled manpower that can be sent for overseas employment while Japan has a growing demand for foreign workers. The Ambassador urged Japan's manpower recruiting companies and agencies to recruit more skilled workers from Bangladesh.
Bangladesh's Skilled Workforce Potential
First Secretary (Labor) of the Embassy Md Zoynal Abedin gave a presentation on "Bangladesh — A Highly Potential Source Country of Skilled Human Resources for Japan." He focused on why and how Bangladesh can be the country with the most potential as a source of skilled human resources for Japan. Furthermore, he mentioned the initiatives taken by the Bangladeshi government to train the youths for employment in line with the needs of Japanese companies and industries. Senior Vice President of JITCO Ambassador Shigeo Matsutomi also made a presentation on "Global Labor Market and Diversification of Foreign Human Resources."
Later, some success stories of Bangladeshi workers in Japan were screened before the audience. Three Japanese guests also shared their positive experiences of employing Bangladeshi workers.
The seminar was followed by a four-hour-long interaction and matching program between supervising organizations of Japan and sending organizations of Bangladesh. Taking part in the event were 45 sending organizations from Bangladesh and around 120 supervising organizations from Japan. Both sides expect to sign some agreements between them as an outcome of this matching event, and it will be a milestone in expanding the Bangladeshi labor market in Japan.
Embassy of Bangladesh and JITCO officials also attended the seminar and matching program.
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Author: The Embassy of Bangladesh in Japan