Quick Facts: Up to 53,000 workers to be hired within a 5-year period. Work includes food preparation, customer service, and restaurant management. Candidates are hired by a direct employer, no prior experience required.
The main reason for this situation attributed to the decreasing the young population in Japan. Still, it can also be due to young locals choosing to engage in different work activities. As the case with other industries affected by this shortage, the Japanese government is encouraging workers from overseas to apply and work in the country.
With up to 53,000 workers expected to be hired for this industry alone, it certainly opens up ample opportunities for foreigners who want to live and work in Tokyo, Osaka or any cities in Japan.
Employers for specified skilled workers in the
Workers should learn a wide range of skills based on the basic operations of a restaurant. The topics for study range from cleanliness management, to food preparation and customer servic include cleaning up food preparation and dining areas, preparing and cooking ingredients, as well as taking customer orders, and serving food.
In other words, employees will have the opportunity to experience a variety of roles in the
Tests and Requirements
New candidates who are applying for a Specified Skilled Worker Visa (Type 1) should (mandatory) pass two criteria in order to
- Tokutei Ginou 1 basic evaluation test: Food Service Industry
- Basic Japanese language from JFT test OR JLPT N4
Basic evaluation tests for the Food Service industry are held both within Japan and in other countries like Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Philippines. Further information on test dates can be found here.
Candidates will be tested on the three operational categories: cleanliness management, food preparation, and customer service.
Those who have experience in the industry and have completed their term as a Specified Skilled Worker 2 will not be required to take the tests before applying.
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