Japan offers 70 training programs for Pakistanis to learn new skills and contribute to Pakistan’s development

This year's training will be online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previous Japanese training programs consisting of nationals from different countries, including Pakistan.

The Government of Japan has declared to offer 70 training programs for Pakistani nationals as part of its policy to increase cooperation with Pakistan.

This was revealed by the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Matsuda Kuninori.

The Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Matsuda Kuninori.

According to the details, a total of 120 Pakistanis would be provided opportunities by Japan to train in a wide range of sectors.

Some of these sectors include education, health, water resources, environment, human development, agriculture, energy, transportation, gender studies, information and communications technology (ICT), governance, and risk mitigation sectors.

The flags of Japan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The Ambassador of Japan urged Pakistanis to enroll and attain the maximum advantage of these programs.

Kuninori stressed that these programs would yield positive results for the development of Pakistan and strengthen the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Japan.

It is pertinent to note that the Government of Japan has been offering training programs for Pakistani nationals annually since 1957.

To date, more than 60,000 Pakistanis have trained and benefited from these programs.

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These programs are pioneered by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), a Japanese agency that assists in developing countries’ social and economic growth and promotes Japan’s international cooperation.

JICA Alumni Association of Pakistan [jicaalumni.pk]

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the participants of these programs will be unable to travel to Japan to get hands-on experience from these programs.

Nevertheless, JICA is utilizing alternative methods, such as online training, so that the opportunities to benefit from these programs are fully utilized.

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Japanese people standing quietly in a queue. Imagine if Pakistanis were told to form a queue! (Hunter Nield/Flickr)

What are your views on this? Share with us in the comments below.

    • No idea, mate. I advise you to contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate for further details.
      Also, these programs are held by JICA, so, you can contact them as well.
      All the best for applying, Nazar brother.

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