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Recognition of Excellent Foreign Construction Worker

Entries are now open for the Recognition of Excellent Foreign Construction Worker 2020

In addition to the "Foreign Construction Worker Acceptance Program" introduced in 2015, the acceptance of foreign resources by the new status of residence “Specified Skilled Worker” started April last year.  As of the end of September 2020, 4,534 foreign construction workers and 642 Specified Skilled Workers are working with Japanese skilled workers and improving their skills in the construction field all over Japan.

The “Recognition of Excellent Foreign Construction Worker (Real Estate and Construction Economy Bureau Director-General’s Award) will be held again this year by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to support foreign construction workers with employment record under the Construction Worker Acceptance Program and the new status of residence Specified Skilled Worker by recognizing excellent workers for their efforts in enhancing their construction and communication skills.

 

We are calling for applications from eligible candidates for this year, therefore we will be waiting for your entries.

Deadline for submission: January 1, 2021 Friday at 5 pm

 

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Recognition of Excellent Foreign Construction Worker 2019

Five award recipients have been selected for the “2019 Recognition of Excellent Foreign Construction Worker” (Land Economy and Construction and Engineering Industry Bureau Director's Award).

 (List of Awardees)

Name

Status of Residence

Nationality

Job Category

Accepting Construction Company

Main Office Location

Designated Supervising Organization

Mr. VU VAN TRONG

Designated Activity

Vietnam

Interior Finishing

Ueno no Mori Tax Accounting Company

(Saitama Prefecture)

Kanto Staff Cooperative

Mr. SHI DINGYI

Designated Activity

Chinese

Carpentry

MHC Lumber

(Aichi Prefecture)

ECOPRODUCT BUSINESS COOPERATIVE SOCIETY

Mr. LUU VAN CHIEN

Specified Skilled Worker

Vietnam

Interior Finishing

KI-STAR REAL ESTATE Co., Ltd

(Saitama Prefecture)

Mr. ZHAI ZHIGUO

Specified Skilled Worker

Chinese

Interior Finishing

Tokyo Shimura Co.,Ltd.

(Chiba Prefecture)

Mr. DANG HOAI SON

Designated Activity

Vietnam

Steel Reinforcement

TOBITA Tekkin Kogyo

(Saitama Prefecture)

Japan Reinforcement Contractor’s Association


In Japanese syllabary order of the Accepting Construction Company name

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Entries are now open for the Recognition of Excellent Foreign Construction Worker 2019

 Since the "Foreign Construction Worker Acceptance Project" has started in 2015, by the end of August 2019, approximately 5,300 foreign construction workers have been working on improving their skills and so on, while working on a project in construction with Japanese experts. In addition, the hiring of foreign workers through a new residential status called “Specified Skilled Worker” has been in effect since April of this year.

Therefore, the "Recognition of Excellent Foreign Construction Worker" (Land Economy and Construction and Engineering Industry Bureau Director's Award) established two years ago will be held again this year by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to support foreign construction workers and “Specified Skilled Worker”, in enhancing their work for further skill development by recognizing outstanding efforts for acquiring construction and communication skills.

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Scenes from the Recognition Ceremony of Excellent Foreign Construction Worker 2018

The recognition ceremony for the “Excellent Foreign Construction Worker 2018” (Land Economy and Construction and Engineering Industry Bureau Director's Award) of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism was held Monday, March 4, 2019 at Kasumigaseki Knowledge Square.

At the ceremony, the Award Certificate was handed over to the five award recipients by Mr. Suzuki Eijiro, Deputy Director of Land Economy and Construction and Engineering Industry Bureau.

 

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 【List of Awardees】

Name Nationality Job Category Accepting Construction Company
(Main Office Location)
Mr. Amiten Martin Abol Philippines Machine Operation IWATE MITAC Co.,Ltd
(Iwate Prefecture)
Mr. Wang Fenghe Chinese Welding Able Construction Co.,Ltd
(Kyoto Prefecture)
Mr. Nguyen Van Linh Vietnam Interior Finishing KI-REAL ESTATE CO.,LTD
(Saitama Prefecture)
Mr. Weng Fei Chinese Concrete Pumping Concrete pump Co., Ltd.
(Gifu Prefecture)
Mr. Wu Xiaojing Chinese Plastering HIKOSAKA Co.,Ltd
(Aichi Prefecture)
Mr. Giap Duc Thach Vietnam Plumbing MOCHIZUKI Industries Co.,Ltd
(Shizuoka Prefecture)


(In Japanese syllabary order of the Accepting Construction Company name)

 

{Speeches delivered by the Award Recipients}

 

Mr. Amiten Martin Abol

As a construction worker, I do my best every day, and to ensure the safety of everyone, I’m striving to understand the Japanese language, lifestyle and culture.  For me, the real technique and skill is adapting to the new environment of Japan and helping make it a better place.  I will continue to study the Japanese language in order to reduce the communication gap even a little.  I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the techniques and skills I have learned as a member of the company.

 

Mr. Wang Fenghe

I am so grateful I have been awarded because of the encouragement and guidance of many people.  As a construction worker, I have returned to Japan and am upgrading my techniques in the most difficult level of welding that requires high quality. What I have learned in Japan is not only welding skill but also politeness, discipline and kindness. I will consider this award as a new beginning and will strive every day with high aspirations in all aspect.

 

Mr. Nguyen Van Linh

Although the contents of the work were quite difficult and the Japanese language barrier was tough, Japanese people in the company are kind, every day they teach me little by little how to work and communicate, and I progressed gradually.  People in the company are very helpful and give support to us foreign workers every day, so while doing my best at work every day, I want to study Japanese much harder.

 

Mr. Weng Fei

My six years of working in Concrete Pumping in Japan is fun.  Although there were times of confusion in Japanese language and also in the differences in the construction method at the site, I passed the Level 2 of skill test in 2018, now as a group leader, I can manage the site and teach my teammates.  I would like to continue working in Japan.

 

Mr. Wu Xiaojing

I am very grateful to my boss, to all the staff.  They look after me like a family for six years, I enjoyed spending every day.  Then, I have come to like Japan, Japan have come to be my second home country.  I will keep reminding myself never to forget my beginner’s spirit and will keep trying my best.  Next time, I would like to travel to Japan with my family.

 

Mr. Giap Duc Thach

I went to driving school for two weeks to get a driver’s license and I passed.  I was very glad. The test was very hard because it was all in Japanese.  But now that I can drive, I can serve more as a member of the company, and above all I am very pleased everyone in the company rely on me.  For the past six years, there were things that were hard, that were tough, that were fun, and a lot more, but I am glad I came to Japan.

 

 Pamphlet of the Recognition Ceremony of Excellent Foreign Construction Worker 2018


Scenes from the Recognition Ceremony of Excellent Foreign Construction Worker 2017

The recognition ceremony for the “Excellent Foreign Construction Worker 2017” (Land Economy and Construction and Engineering Industry Bureau Director's Award) of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism was held Monday, March 19, 2018 at Kasumigaseki Knowledge Square.

At the ceremony, the Award Certificate was handed over to the five award recipients by Mr. Suzuki Eijiro, Deputy Director of Land Economy and Construction and Engineering Industry Bureau.

 

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 【List of Awardees】

Name Nationality Job Category Accepting Construction Company
(Designated Supervising Organization)
Mr. Yang Lian Chong Chinese Scaffolding KAMEDA GUMI CO.,LTD.
(Kyoryo Gino Shinko Cooperative)
Mr. Aujero John Rey Soliguen Philippines Concerete Forming ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY KOWA
(Kanto Tech Cooperative)
Mr. Wang Jia Xing Chinese Panel Beating SHIMIZU BANKIN
(Tomishin International Business Cooperative)
Mr. Nguyen Tan Quynh Vietnam Concrete Forming MUKAI CORPORATION
(Fund for Construction Industry Promotion)
Mr. Hoang Dinh Hoang Vietnam Concrete Pump YAMACON CO.,LTD.
(World Peace Cooperative)


(Honorific Abbreviated/In no particular order)

 

{Speeches delivered by the Award Recipients}

 

Mr. Yang Lian Chong

I was amazed by the Japanese construction technology and other advanced technology, and it was an inspiring feeling.  In Japan, I have also learned the spirit of teamwork, and I want to make use of the knowledge in advanced technology, work philosophy, quality, safety, etc. that I have learned in the company and I want to exert my strength in building construction not only in Japan and China but around the world.

 

Mr. Aujero John Rey Soliguen

Today I am very glad that I am standing here to be recognized for the efforts I have made so far.  In Japan, I have made everyone full of smile not only at work, but through my hand bell activity.  My goal four years ago was to earn money, but now, my goal is to convey what I have done to everyone and be a person to be of help to somebody. 

 

Mr. Wang Jia Xing

Thank you very much for giving me this wonderful award today.  I came to Japan and have worked with my boss Mr. Shimizu for five years.  I had some hard times, but it was great to be working.

 

Mr. Nguyen Tan Quynh

For us foreigner who came to Japan for the very first time, entering a construction site and working in a different language was a big hurdle.  However, I keep on learning Japanese without giving up.   We will continue to do the same, to just strive hard so that in the future, we can join forces to be of help to the development of Vietnam’s economy.

 

Mr. Hoang Dinh Hoang

There are three things I value in work and life.  The first one is to reach a Foreman’s level.  Not only to learn skills but also to learn the Japanese language.  The second one is to become a good leader to intern trainees I am working with.  The third one is to learn Japanese culture and, also convey the culture of Vietnam.  When I return to Vietnam, I would like to particularly convey to Vietnamese people the Japanese work style and way of thinking.

 

Pamphlet of the Recognition Ceremony of Excellent Foreign Construction Worker 2017