What Is the “Specified Skilled Worker” Status of Residence?

The Specified Skilled Worker status of residence allows people to work in the following 14 fields.

Employment Fields Covered by Specified Skilled Worker (i)

  • Nursing Care

    Jobs providing assistance for people with physical disabilities

  • Building Cleaning Management

    Jobs cleaning inside buildings

  • Construction Industry

    Jobs constructing houses, buildings, and other structures

  • Machine Parts and Tooling Industries

    Jobs creating components, etc.

  • Industrial Machinery Industry

    Jobs creating components, etc.

  • Electric, Electronics and Information Industries

    Jobs creating components, etc.

  • Shipbuilding and Ship Machinery Industries

    Jobs building ships

  • Automobile Repair and Maintenance

    Jobs inspecting and maintaining automobiles

  • Aviation Industry

    Jobs transporting baggage to airplanes and inspecting and maintaining airplanes

  • Accommodation Industry

    Jobs working at hotel reception and dealing with guests

  • Agriculture Industry

    Jobs growing and harvesting vegetables and other produce, and jobs raising pigs, cattle, chickens, and other animals

  • Fishery and Aquaculture Industries

    Jobs catching fish and raising fish

  • Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industries

    Jobs preparing food

  • Food Service Industry

    Jobs waiting on customers and bringing out food at restaurants and similar businesses

Employment Fields Covered by Specified Skilled Worker (ii)

  • Construction Industry

    Managing the work of constructing houses, buildings, and other structures

  • Shipbuilding and Ship Machinery Industries

    Managing the work of building ships

Topic

Technical Intern Training is a status of residence for receiving training, but Specified Skilled Worker is a status of residence for working.

The Specified Skilled Worker (i) Status of Residence

  • You can work in Japan for a total of five years.
  • You cannot bring your family to Japan.
  • You receive the same salary as Japanese workers.
  • You receive Japanese language training.
  • You receive various forms of support from your company.

The Specified Skilled Worker (ii) Status of Residence

  • No duration restrictions
  • You can bring your family to Japan.