ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Japan immigration

Nepal's 'kind, caring' millennials boost aging Japan's labor force

Country's migrants the only top foreign worker group to show increase

Meihoku Training in Nepal provides language classes to workers headed to Japan.

NEW DELHI -- Nepalese people are gaining a presence in Japan, known for their friendly demeanor at such workplaces as nursing care centers and convenience stores, filling a crucial position in a country that is in dire need of young, inexpensive labor.

"I'll work hard to learn about nursing care in Japan," said a 24-year-old Nepalese woman who is set to begin work at a nursing facility in Aichi Prefecture next month.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more