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Japan government to shift vocational training focus to digital skills

Digital-linked tutoring to top 30% of public courses to improve productivity

A vocational training center in Tokyo. The government is to create courses related to renewable energy technologies to help the country's decarbonization efforts.

TOKYO -- Japan will shift the focus of its public vocational training programs to fields with growth potential, focusing on the digital realm and decarbonization efforts, in an attempt to enhance productivity, Nikkei has learned.

Public vocational training programs are operated by the national and local governments as a way of supporting job seekers. Those who wish to work -- new graduates, handicapped people or those who are already employed -- are eligible for the training.

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