Currently, Japanese labor export is the choice, hope and future orientation of many Vietnamese workers. However, deciding on a career or a job is a problem that makes the trainees wonder the most. And the question "What industry should Japanese exporters choose?" This is a difficult question that all Vietnamese interns have to find their own answer to.

1. Selection by purpose

Each of you when you come to Japan to work has different personal goals such as choosing a job with more part-time jobs, being close to relatives, high salary, and opportunities to develop your current profession.

For those of you whose direction is to make money, do part-time jobs, it is best to choose all the professions you can participate in, as long as your criteria are suitable. That way, your chance to go to Japan will be done faster, shortening the time and cost of participation

And your purpose is to improve your skills and develop job opportunities when you return home in industries such as welding, milling, turning, planing, mechanical engineering, assembling machinery and equipment, textiles, or other professionals. Simpler industries such as agriculture and construction can choose from a small number of suitable industries. However, you need to determine that you should not be picky about work, because the waiting time may be prolonged


2. Choose according to your own conditions

Choose a profession by gender

Depending on your gender, choose the appropriate profession:

- Inspect, assemble and process electronic components, agriculture, food for women and men

- Mechanic, construction... male recruitment

- Textiles are usually for women

Choose a career based on appearance factors

The standard appearance to be able to go to Japan is:

+ Male 1.60m tall or more, weighing 50kg or more.

+ Female 1.50m tall or more, weighing 45kg or more.

Some notes for employees when choosing an industry are as follows:

- Mechanics: Specializations such as welding, turning, milling, and planing do not require appearance, just work experience.

- Agriculture, food, packaging, textile need suitable height and weight

- Construction: making scaffolding in Japan, Reinforcing, plastering, tiling, ... no appearance required

Choose a career by age

The age requirements in the Japan labor export program range from 18 to 36 years old, depending on each order.

The age that is considered the most beautiful to participate in the Japanese Technical Trainee program: Male and female aged 19 - 27


- Construction orders usually take men aged 18-37

- Agriculture: Male and female, age 20-30

- Sewing: Female aged 19-30, many applications are taken from 20-40 (skills exam)

- Mechanic recruits male 19 - 30

- Food, electronics: 18-30

Choose a career based on work experience

In fact, most industries that recruit trainees to Japan do not require workers to have work experience. But this is a condition to participate in a number of specific industries such as welding, turning, textiles, etc., because these are skills contests.

Some industries have a skill exam, but the purpose is only for the enterprise side to consider the work style and evaluate the Intern.

Choose a career by degree

Currently, orders to export Japanese workers require a degree 2 or higher. For candidates who have graduated from Intermediate, College, and University with non-specialized majors, there are still certain advantages when participating in interviews. Japanese enterprises still have a more priority view, their assessment is that you are quick to absorb new jobs.

Health conditions

- Those with poor eyesight will not be able to participate in the electronic courses

- Workers with sinus, food allergies should avoid orders to work in cold houses

- Left-handed workers only participate in agricultural, construction, machine driving, mechanics, ...

- Workers with tattoos: Men can only go to construction, women can only work in sewing or agriculture

3. Japanese labor export trends in 2022


Mechanical engineering is always considered as one of the attractive professions for many Vietnamese interns because this industry can not only help them improve their skills and earn a good income, but when the contract expires, they will have a great opportunity to work. working at Vietnam-Japan joint venture companies. Popular jobs in the mechanical industry include: welding, milling, turning, mechanical processing, metal stamping, assembling mechanical and electronic components...

Seafood processing

Japan is a country surrounded by the sea, is the leading seafood consumption and export market in the world. According to forecasts of experts on population issues, each year Japan needs at least 2,000 workers for this industry.

Jobs in this industry are usually done in cold houses, factory jobs are not too hard, moreover, part-time jobs are often more than other occupations, especially suitable for female workers.


Japan is a country that frequently experiences earthquakes, mainly because of the need for human resources for the construction of traffic and infrastructure works.

Compared to other industries, the construction industry is easier to recruit, does not require too much in terms of appearance, the cost of exporting Japanese labor is cheaper than other occupations.

Food Processing

Currently, each year Japan will need about 1,000 more workers working in the field of food processing with popular occupations such as sausage processing, cold meat, chicken, processing, product packaging ... in which Food packaging orders are always recruited by many Japanese businesses.

Food processing orders attract a lot of male and female workers in the age group: 18 -30


Agriculture is considered a strong industry in Japan with the application of scientific and technical advances to farming activities. With the aging of the population, the number of workers engaged in agriculture in Japan has decreased sharply, due to the increasing demand for labor recruitment in this industry.

The jobs in the agricultural industry include gardening, animal husbandry, agricultural product processing, etc. In particular, this job will be more comfortable than working in factories, working on chains. Currently, most of the farms in Japan are invested with modern machinery systems, so the interns not only gain experience in operating these machinery systems, but also can develop the system. Japanese farming after returning home.


Currently, Japan is also facing a serious shortage of labor resources in the garment industry, so the export orders of Japanese laborers for the textile and garment industry are also very much recruited.