Labor Wing

The Labour Wing undertakes activities facilitating worker’s employment and promoting the welfare of Bangladeshi workers in Japan. This is in line with the Overseas Employment and Migrants Act 2013, Expatriates` Welfare and Overseas Employment Policies 2016 and Wage Earner`s Welfare Fund Rules 2002.
1. Functions:
1. Make efforts for employment of Bangladeshi manpower through promotion of relations with the Government and other authorities of the related country;
2. Work for welfare and protection of the interests of emigrants and provide aid to stranded workers for repatriation;
3. Provide assistance to the emigrants in respect of accommodation, treatment and other facilities, and to provide legal aid, if necessary;
4. Examine the demand collected by recruiting agents/sending organizations/ other organizations and to inform the Government and the recruiting agent of its informative comments;
5. Help sort out any problem of emigrants relating to their employment conditions and emigration and to appoint lawyers, if necessary;
6. Efforts to mitigate problems of non-payment of salary and other benefits through Labour Courts and other related offices by providing legal aid assistance to the people working;
7. Assist in burial of the body of Bangladeshi workers;
8. Preserve in the data bank, information relating to overseas employment;
9. Submit reports to the government, from time to time, as regarding trends in labour market and welfare of workers; and
10. Visit the worker place and hospital and detention centers if needed;
11. Arrange promotional programmes, seminars, workshops, discussions, and meeting.

2. Agreement/ Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

a) Record of Discussion (RD) was signed between Ministry of Expatriates` Welfare and Overseas Employment and JITCO in 2005
b) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Bangladesh and IM Japan in 2015.

3. Scope for Foreigners under Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) and other specified highly skilled professions

Due to ageing population (27.2%) and low birth rate in Japan, the Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) has been expanding from April 2015, the numbers of trainees increased to enter in Japan every year from 50,000 to 80,000. In 2016, again Japan increased and updated the occupational list from 127 works under 65 occupations to 133 works under 74 occupations (List of occupations and works under Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)).

Besides, foreigners have a scope to enter in Japan as highly skilled professionals (Professors, Researchers, Engineers including IT, Foreign cuisine chef etc.)
4. Requirements for Demand Letter attestation

1. Duly notarized Demand Letter with the attestation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan.
2. Duly notarized power of attorney from the association/cooperatives/companies

3. a) Demand letters should specifically indicate the terms and conditions of the employment: number of workers, period of recruitment, job specification, period of contact, age, basic salary, working hours and days, over time, accommodation and transportation, food, medical benefits, arrangement for air ticket- dated and signed by the head of the cooperatives/association;
b) The Demand letters must have valid contact address, telephone no, fax no and email address so that the Labour Wing can contact with them from time to time.

4. Copy of the license of the sending organization issued from the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment;
5. Fee ¥ 600, will be received only through Bank and no money will be received in cash.
6. Bank Information:

Name of Account: Welfare Fund for Bangladeshi Wage Earners in Japan
Type of Account: Mitubishi Tokyo UFJ GINKO SAVINGS ACCOUNT
Branch Code : 104
Account No. : 0746699

5. Probashbondhu Call Centers
Bangladeshi expatriates living in abroad can communicate with Wage Earners` Welfare Board (WEBW) for welfare related activities/services by Hotline, fb, IMO,Vibar.

• +8809654333333
• fb/probashbondhucallcenter
• IMO:+8801678668813
• Vibar:+8801678668813

6. Approved Sending Organizations and other related links
a) Approved Sending Organizations
b) Ministry of Expatriates` Welfare and Overseas Employment:
c)Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training:
d) Wage Earners` Welfare Board【WEWB】
e) Japan International Training Cooperation JITCO:
d) CIP Selection Policy:

i) Advertisement for submitting Application
ii) CIP Application Form – 1 (Foreign Currency Investment for the Industry Sector in Bangladesh)
iii) CIP Application Form – 1 (Remitter for Foreign Currency)
iv) CIP Application Form – 1 (Importer for Bangladeshi Goods)
f) Scholarship for Children of Expatriates
i) Advertisement for submitting Application
ii) Application Form

Md. Zakir Hossain
First Secretary (Labour)
Embassy of Bangladesh
3-29 Kioicho, Chiyoda ku
Tokyo, Japan
Tel: 03-3234-5801 (Ext. 201)
Fax: 03-3234-5802