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Japan honors four Vietnamese construction workers for excellence

By Nguyen Quy   March 23, 2021 | 03:30 am PT
Japan honors four Vietnamese construction workers for excellence
A construction worker at one of the sites for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo by Reuters.
Four Vietnamese and one Burmese are recipients of the 2020 Recognition of Excellent Foreign Construction Worker award granted by the Japanese government.

Moon Aung and the four Vietnamese, Than Van Hoang, Hoang Manh Hung, Dang Van Kien and Nguyen Manh Duong, were honored for their efforts in enhancing their construction and communication skills, Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced.

The award ceremony was held on Tuesday in Tokyo.

Among more than 40 applications, the Shibaura Institute of Technology selected the five finalists for their achievements in improving their work skills.

This is not the first time Vietnamese workers in Japan have been honored. In 2020, three Vietnamese and two Chinese workers received the award.

According to statistics released in October 2019 by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, there are about 93,200 foreigners employed in the construction industry, accounting for 5.6 percent of more than 1.6 million foreign workers in this country.

The number of Vietnamese workers in Japan last year reached 443,998, accounting for the largest number of foreign employees, according to statistics from the Japanese labor ministry.

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