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【2022/10/11】First in Japan: Business Collaboration between FV, Japan and NSDC International Limited

First in Japan: Business Collaboration between Fourth Valley Concierge Corporation, Japan and NSDC International Limited, India to strengthen the acceptance of skilled workers in Japan

Fourth Valley Concierge Corporation (Hereafter referred to as “Fourth Valley”) with its Head Office at Tokyo, Founder and CEO Yohei Shibasaki), a global recruitment support company, signed a business collaboration agreement with NSDC International Limited (hereafter referred to as ‘NSDCI’). The agreement aims to strengthen the acceptance of Specified Skilled Workers in Japan.

Fourth Valley is the first company in Japan to partner with NSDCI in the area of Specified Skilled Workers (SSW). The project is slated to begin in November 2022.

The spread of Covid-19 has made it difficult for foreign nationals to enter Japan. However, the easing of restrictions has resulted in the expansion of their entry once again. Japan’s demand for human resources, especially in some fields, has been in a state of shortage for quite some time and even before Covid-19, especially in the field of nursing care, which is included in the 12 industry sectors under the “Specified Skilled Worker” category. According to a data from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan2, an additional 320,000 nursing care workers are required by 2025 and 690,000 by 2040, indicating a strong need of skilled workforce in the healthcare sector.

“Fourth Valley operates Japan’s largest matching platform for Specified Skilled Workers called ‘Connect Job WORKERS’3 to support companies looking to secure human resources. We believe that acquiring talent from India and other countries is essential, especially in the nursing care sector, where the shortage in human resources is critical. Our partner, NSDCI hopes to vigorously promote the dispatch of workers from India to Japan based on the Memorandum of Cooperation (bilateral arrangement) for Specified Skilled Workers signed by the Governments of Japan and India”, Yohei Shibasaki, Founder & CEO, Fourth Valley.

On the collaboration, Prakash Sharma, Director, NSDCI said, to promote global mobility, it is imperative to strengthen India’s skilling ecosystem and create systems of knowledge-exchange with developed economies like Japan. Also, matching platforms like Fourth Valley have a huge role to play in ensuring that our youth can embrace different cultures and accumulate best practices from different geographies. This collaboration confirms the right delivery of language training skills to our young workforce, therefore, enabling them to secure relevant job opportunities and easily adapt to the new ecosystem by gaining the requisite skills.

Given this background, the agreement was signed to establish a cooperative framework in which NSDCI will be responsible for securing human resources in India, and Fourth Valley will support their employment in Japan. The agreement is to train and place care workers in Japan under SSW. Shortlisted and eligible candidates will undergo Japanese language training in India through the cooperation of Fourth Valley and NSDCI. After their successful training completion and clearance of the tests, they will arrive in Japan and begin employment.

Fourth Valley through their partners will provide a unique Japanese language education program for Indian candidates and will offer a smooth track to employment by helping candidates acquire the necessary language skills, which are critical for jobs in Japan. Through a strong cooperative relationship with partners like NSDCI, the company aims to enable Indian talent to pursue their dream careers in Japan while meeting the shortage of foreign workers in Japan

*1 Status of residence for foreign nationals engaged in work requiring a considerable degree of knowledge

or experience in a specific industrial field.

*2 Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare - Number of Nursing Care Workers Needed Based on the Eighth Long-Term Care Insurance Business Plan

*3 Connect Job WORKERS

About About NSDC and NSDCI

Giving boost to Government Skill India Mission, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a nodal skill development agency, working under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, is a unique Public Private Partnership (PPP) that aims to catalyse the creation of a large and quality vocational training ecosystem in India. Since inception in 2010, NSDC has trained over three crore people through its collaboration with training partners pan India.

NSDC has established 37 Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) and implements the Government’s flagship skill development schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), among others. NSDC also funds enterprises, companies and organisations that provide skill training. The organisation enables private-sector capacity building in skill development by offering concessional loans, other innovative financial products, and strategic partnerships.

NSDC International is a subsidiary company of NSDC that is enabling the Skill India International objectives to make India a global source for quality talent, provide global job opportunities for resident Indians, provide global career mobility for overseas Indians, and create an internationally benchmarked quality skills ecosystem.

About Fourth Valley Concierge Corporation

Fourth Valley Concierge Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Representative Director: Yohei Shibasaki. Hereinafter, “Fourth Valley”) is a global recruiting support company that offers recruitment support under the “Connect Job” brand by connecting companies with talent from around the world. The databases of Fourth Valley have information on 400,000 individuals from 186 countries. In addition, the company has worked with around 400 companies in Japan, including some of the country’s leading companies, IT companies and small/medium-sized enterprises. In April 2021, the company launched “Connect Job WORKERS,” an online matching platform for Specified Skilled Workers. Furthermore, in November, it expanded its services in the SaaS area by launching “Connect Study ABROAD,” an online matching platform for international students. Fourth Valley has also been commissioned to provide services by ministries and local governments including the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Okinawa Prefecture, Toyama Prefecture, Shizuoka Prefecture, and Nagano Prefecture. We welcome talented people from countries facing a shortage of employment to Japan, which in turn is facing a serious labor shortage. We aim to contribute to solving social problems worldwide through the power of business and deep cooperation with our partners.


Fourth Valley Concierge Corporation

WeWork Kojimachi, Bancho Kojimachi Building 5F, 6-6-2 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Tel: 080-5474-1390

PR Director: Aki Takeda

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have, including requests for interviews with the Founder & CEO, Yohei Shibasaki.


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