Japan welcomes 101 Indonesian migrant workers
Wed, May 16 2012 16:01 | 1017 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - At least 101 Indonesian migrant workers, including 29 nurses and 72 care workers, will be sent to Japan on Thursday, May 17, 2012, according to an official. Japan welcomes them soon.
"They will be sent to Japan tomorrow, after having received language training at the Japan Foundation for six months," said Japan's Ambassador to Indonesia Yoshinori Katori here on Wednesday.
He added that this is the fifth year wherein workers have been sent to Japan under the Indonesian migrant workers programme.
"We hope they work as well as their seniors," he remarked.
The programme was initiated in 2008, when a total of 288 Indonesian migrant workers were sent to Japan. Until now, 791 migrant workers have gone to Japan through this programme.
"Japan is very satisfied with their work. We hope we can strengthen our people-to-people contact with this programme."
According to the promotion director of the Manpower Replacement and Protection Agency (BNP2TKI) Endang Sulistyaningsih, Indonesian migrant workers are noted for their work ethic, discipline and hard work, as well as other traits such as never giving up, saving money and not being shy to ask questions.
"Do not worry; we will never leave you alone. Sometimes, we will visit you," Endang added.
Twenty-four-year-old Indonesian migrant worker Indah Gita Safira intends to work as a care worker in a nursing home in Japan. She has signed an employment contract to work in Japan for four years; she will receive a monthly salary of about 17,450 yen.
"I will give my best as a care worker in Japan," she promised.
Editor: Ade Marboen
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