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Tokyo (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan has contacted First Cardea - a Japanese company that acts as guarantor for a number of Vietnamese labourers to work in Japan - concerning a letter sent to the embassy on March 15 requesting support from a Vietnamese guest worker.

Nguyen Quang Hung, a Vietnamese national working at Seinan factory in Iwate prefecture said in his letter that working conditions, including protection gear and housing are not ensured for the nine Vietnamese workers at the factory, with house rental and food costs being deducted unreasonably.

At a working session with the embassy, Hung said these workers directly signed individual labour contracts with the Tokyo-based First Cardea, to work in Japan as engineers beginning September 17, 2015.

The embassy met with representatives from First Cardea on March 16, and requested the company to look into the case and take measures to ensure the legitimate interests of these workers.

The embassy said its representatives will arrive in the Seinan factory this week to inspect working and living conditions of the guest workers, thus coordinating with Japanese authorities to ensure the rights of the Vietnamese workers, in line with the host country’s legal regulations and practice.-VNA