Work & Study in Japan

2024/7/8

Status of Residence “Specified Skilled Worker”


News

2024/07/02
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 23
 
2024/06/25
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 22
 
2024/06/18
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 21
 
2024/06/12
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 20

2024/06/04
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 19
 
2024/05/29
A New Opportunity to Work in Japan - The Building Cleaning Field Skills Test for the Specified Skilled Workers starts in July 2024 (Updated) (English, Sinhala, Tamil)
 
2024/05/28
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 18
 
2024/05/21
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 17


2024/05/14
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 16
 
2024/05/13
A New Opportunity to Work in Japan - The Building Cleaning Field Skills Test for the Specified Skilled Workers starts in July 2024  (English, Sinhala, Tamil)
 
2024/05/07
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 15
 
2024/04/30
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 2 - 10 Revision
 
2024/04/23
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 1- 10 Revision

2024/04/16
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 12

2024/04/09
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 11

2024/04/03
A New Opportunity to Work in Japan-The Accommodation Industry Field Skills Test for the Specified Skilled Workers starts in May 2024 (English, Sinhala, Tamil)
 
2024/04/02
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 10
 
2024/03/26
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 09
 
2024/03/19
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 08
 
2024/03/12
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 07

2024/03/05
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 06
 
2024/02/27
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 05
 
2024/02/20
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 04
 
2024/02/13
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 03

2024/02/06
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Lesson 02

2024/01/30
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV Corporation "Yokoso Nihon e": Episode 01

2024/01/22
Sri Lanka Rupavahini TV corporation “Yokoso Nihon e”: Japanese Language

2024/01/17
A New Gateway to Working in Japan-The Airport Ground Handling Field Skills Test for the Specified Skilled Workers will be conducted on 10th March 2024 (English, Sinhala, Tamil)

2023/12/01
New Gateway to working in Japan-The Construction Field Skills Test for the Specified Skilled Workers has commenced (English, Sinhala, Tamil)
 
1. Outline of the SSW System
1-1) What is SSW: English, Sinhala, Tamil, Japanese
This is a status of residence applicable to foreign nationals who work in jobs that require a considerable knowledge of or experience in 12 Specified Industry Fields.
 
1-2) Process
a. Simplified Version: English, Japanese
b. Detailed Version: English, Sinhala, Tamil, Japanese
 
1-3) Promotion Video
a. Introduction: English, Sinhala, Tamil
b. Nursing Care: English, Sinhala, Tamil
c. Agriculture: English, Sinhala, Tamil
d. Food Service Industry: English, Sinhala, Tamil
e. Airport Ground Handling: English, Sinhala, Tamil
f. Accommodation Industry: English, Sinhala, Tamil

2. Japanese Language Test and Skills Test
To obtain a Specified Skilled Worker status of residence, it is necessary to pass the Japanese language test and skill exams for each specified industry field.
         *Foreign nationals who have satisfactorily completed Technical Intern Training (2) are exempted from Japanese language test and skills test.
 
2-1) Japanese Language Test
It is required to pass the “Japan Foundation Test for Basic Japanese (JFT-Basic)” or acquire the N4 certificate for the “Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)” to verify Japanese language proficiency.
*The JLPT is divided into five levels from N1 to N5 and is a comprehensive test that considers a wide range of situations in order to measure the level of proficiency of Japanese language learners with diverse backgrounds. The JFT-Basic has only one level and measures Japanese language communication skills required for daily life situations in Japan. The JLPT and JFT-Basic are also conducted differently. The JLPT uses optical answer sheets and is conducted twice a year in Japan and overseas on specified test dates, while the JFT-Basic is conducted six times a year in Japan and overseas through Computer-Based Testing during test periods set for each country. Regarding test results, the JLPT results can be confirmed online approximately two months after the test date, and a notification of pass/fail is delivered after approximately three months, while the JFT-Basic results are available on the day of the test, and a notification of assessment results is issued within five business days. Although a certificate of the JLPT level N4 or higher can also be used to apply for residency under the status of Specified Skilled Workers, the JFT-Basic is characterized by the fact that there are more opportunities to take the test and the results are available immediately.
 
a. Test Schedule of the JFT-Basic: Click here
 
b. Textbook for the JFT-Basic: Click here
The Japanese-language coursebook “Irodori” is a textbook for foreign people, including those who are willing to become Specified Skilled Workers, to learn basic Japanese communication skills that are needed for daily life and working in Japan. It can be used for preparing for JFT-Basic and is available online for free.
 
c. Test Schedule and sample questions of the JLPT: Click here
 
2-2) Skills Tests (Skills test in seven areas – Nursing Care, Food Service Industry, Agriculture, Construction Industry, Airport Ground Handling, Accommodation Industry ( SSW (ⅰ) and (ⅱ)) and Building Cleaning)
Skills test in the Nursing Care, Food Service Industry, Agriculture, Construction Industry and Accommodation Industry are implemented by Prometric through Computer-Based Test at Australian College of Business & Technology, Airport Ground Handling test is conducted by Japan Aeronautical Engineers’ Association through paper test at University of Colombo, and Building Cleaning is conducted by Japan Building Maintenance Association through paper and practical test at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.
 
a. Test Schedule (Nursing Care, Food Service Industry, Agriculture, Construction Industry and Accommodation Industry): Click here
 
b. Test Schedule (Airport Ground Handling): Click here

c. Test Schedule (Building Cleaning): Click here
 
d. Textbook (Nursing Care): English, Japanese (Japanese and English textbooks available. The test is conducted in Japanese and English.)
*Applicants also need to pass the “Nursing care Japanese language evaluation test” in addition to the above-mentioned Japanese language test and skills test.
 
e. Textbook (Food Service Industry): Click here (Japanese and English textbooks available. The test is conducted in Japanese.)
 
f. Textbook (Agriculture): Click here (Japanese, English and Sinhala textbooks available. The test is conducted in Japanese, English, Sinhala and Tamil.)
 
g. Textbook (Construction Industry): Click here (Japanese, English, Sinhala and Tamil textbooks available. The test is conducted in Japanese.)
 
h. Textbook (Airport Ground Handling): Click here (Japanese textbook available. The test is conducted in Japanese.)

i. Textbook (Accommodation Industry): Click here (Japanese sample questions available. The test is conducted in Japanese.)

j. Textbook (Building Cleaning): Click here (Japanese, English and Sinhala textbooks available. The test is conducted in Japanese.)
 
2-3) Test Fee
a. JFT-Basic, Nursing Care, Food Service Industry, Agriculture, Construction Industry and Accommodation Industry: Click here
b. Airport Ground Handling: Click here
c. Building Cleaning: Click here
 
3. Apply for Jobs in Japan
After passing the Japanese Language Test and the Skills Test, you will either apply directly for the jobs or receive assistance in job searching from private employment agencies. You can search jobs on the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment's website.
 
4. Immigration Information Centre
Foreign nationals who want to work under a Specified Skilled Worker status of residence can telephone the call center if there is anything about the procedures they don’t understand. Click here

SCHOLARSHIPS

Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarships

The Government of Japan provides international students around the world with an opportunity of pursuing higher studies in Japanese Universities and Colleges under the "Monbukagakusho" scholarship scheme. Under this scheme students may apply for College of Technology, Undergraduate or Post Graduate Research scholarships.

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