Japan most popular choice for Vietnamese laborers in 2018
Japan became the most popular destination for Vietnamese migrant labourers in 2018 following five years in the second spot after Taiwan, the Hanoi government said Wednesday.
The number of Vietnamese who emigrate to Japan for work has surged since around 2014. The figure reached 142,860 last year, followed by 60,369 who went to Taiwan and 6538 to South Korea.
In Japan, Vietnam is considered a major supplier of workers as Tokyo prepares for the entry of more foreign workers from April to tackle serious labour shortages. – Kyodo