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Hanoi (VNA) – The Japanese Government is planning to assist the country’s businesses to recruit talented workers from Southeast Asia, according to the NHK newswire.

Under the plan, the government will help Japanese companies hold job briefing sessions or offer online internships for 50,000 workers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in different fields, including digital technology, over the next five years.

The move comes as China and other countries have been making inroads into the ASEAN region and competing to secure talented workers. The Japanese Government aims to boost the competitiveness of the country’s companies by supporting their recruitment activities.

NHK reported that Japanese Minister Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda Koichi is set to announce the plan at a seminar this week during his tour of Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.

Besides, the government is scheduled to announce plans to encourage Japanese companies to share information so as to avoid risks and draw lessons from supply chain disruptions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic./.