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Establishment of residence status “specific skills”

What are specific skills (special skills for status of residence)?

Hotel Welding

Efforts to accept new foreign human resources and realize a symbiotic society

”On December 8, 2018, the “Amendment to Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act and the Ministry of Justice Establishment Act” was enacted at the 197th National Assembly (extraordinary session) and was promulgated on the 14th of the same month (Heisei 16 30 Year Law No. 102).

This revised law includes the establishment of residence status “Specific Skill No. 1” and “Specified Skill No. 2” and the establishment of the Immigration Control Office.”(From the Ministry of Justice website)


Even if efforts are made to improve productivity and secure domestic human resources, even small and medium-sized businesses that are difficult to secure human resources will have a certain level of expertise and skills in order to respond to the increasing labor shortage. Mechanism for accepting foreigners

Activity content

Specific skill No.1
Engage in work that requires skills that require appropriate knowledge or experience in specific industrial fields based on employment contracts with public and private institutions in Japan.
Specific skill No.2
Engaged in work that requires skilled skills in specific industrial fields based on employment contracts with public and private institutions in Japan.


Residence status examination for specific skills

Specific proficiency test information

Manufacturing test (Philippines)

Examination hall
Adamson University (900 San Marcelino Ermita, Manila)
Casting、Painting、Forging、Industrial packaging
March 21, 2020 12:30~15:00
Machining、Plastic molding、Printed wiring board manufacturing、Machine maintenance
March 21, 2020 15:00~17:30
Die-cast、Steel、Finishing、Aluminum anodizing treatment
March 22, 2020 09:00~11:30
Electronic equipment assembly、Factory sheet metal、Electrical equipment assembly
March 22, 2020 12:30~15:00
Metal stamping、Plating、Machine inspection
March 22, 2020 15:00~17:30

* Excluding welding

Building cleaning Management skills evaluation test in Philippines

Test date
February 28 to March 1, 2020.

Agriculture field

Test schedule Philippines
February:21,22,23  March:2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12, 13,14,16,17,18,19
February:21,22,23,24 March:2,6,9,13,16
February:21 March:12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Test schedule Cambodia
Phnom Penh Boeng Keng Kang
Phnom Penh Chamkarmon
February:21 March:10,11,17,18,19
Test schedule Indonesia
Jakarta Raya
February:22 March:2,10,18
Jakarta Utara
February:25,26,27  March:1,3,4,5,10,11,12,15, 17,18,19
Test schedule Myanmar
Yangon:Until March 19, 2020 33USD

Fishery sector (fishery)

Automobile maintenance

Test schedule
Manila Makati
February:21,22,23 March:2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12, 13,14,16,17,18,19
Manila Pasig
February:21,22,23,24 March:2,6,9,13,16
February:21  March:12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19
Exam fee
*Certificate of Issuance Fee 16000JPY

Nursing care department

*Added for February 2020 Nursing Care Department Exam Schedule(pdf)

Food and beverage manufacturing industry 2nd test

Testing is ongoing until mid-March 2020 Manila / Cebu / Davao
Scheduled to start taking the exam on January 14, 2020
Test schedule
Jakarta Utara: Until the middle of March 2020
Jakarta Raya: Until the middle of March 2020

Restaurant Business test

February 10, 2020, from 11:00 Myanmar time
Test period
from February 21, 2020 to mid-march 2020.
Examination hall
Yangon city
*The specific test center will be notified individually to those who have completed the test application from Prometric Japan Co., Ltd.
Testing is ongoing until mid-March 2020 Manila / Cebu / Davao
Scheduled to start taking applications on January 8, 2020
Test schedule
Phnom Penh Chamkarmon:Until the middle of March 2020
Phnom Penh Boeng Keng Kang:Until the middle of March 2020

Textbooks by department for specific skills