The Japanese government has expanded the Specified Skilled Worker (ii) (SSW-2) route to workers in nine additional industries.
Industries eligible for the SSW-2 route will soon include building cleaning management; industrial machinery, electric, electronics and information; automobile repair and maintenance; aviation; accommodation; agriculture; fishery and aquaculture; food and beverage manufacture; and food service.
SSW-2 is currently only available for construction; and shipbuilding and ship machinery.
The date of implementation of this expansion has not yet been announced.
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