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July 15, 2022
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs

Overseas Advanced Human Resources Acquisition Support Project
We will support candidates with specialized skills find jobs in Tokyo!

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government provides opportunities for relevant candidates living overseas who have advanced expertise or engineering capabilities (advanced foreign human resources) to be connected to small and medium-sized companies in Tokyo and to actually experience work, with a view to eventual employment. We will receive applications from companies who want to recruit specialized foreign human resources for internships.

1.Outline of the Project

1 Promotion of attracting human resources

We set up opportunities to connect appropriate specialized candidates with companies to deepen mutual understanding and promote employment. (Four countries in Asia, approx. 15 companies per term of the program)

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2 Advanced foreign human resources internship

We provide specialized candidates with a chance to experience work life in Tokyo to understand the appeal of small and medium-sized companies in Tokyo and heighten their motivation for working in Tokyo. For small and medium-sized companies, the program will encourage them to develop the company’s environment to hire specialized international human resources through the experience of hosting them as interns. (Approx. 20 people (companies) per year)

3 Consultation desks

We will set up overseas inquiry counters concerning employment in Tokyo for international specialized candidates who want to work in Tokyo. (10 countries)

4 Information provision by the website “Let’s Work in Tokyo.”

We are introducing good examples to use international human resources and actual examples of international human resources working in Tokyo to highlight the attraction of working in Tokyo.

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2.Advanced Foreign Humans Resources Internship

1 Implementation

Period: Tuesday January 10 to Friday March 10, 2023

For details, please see the attached leaflet(PDF:1,600KB) (Japanese) or our website.

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2 Application from companies that want to participate


Small and medium-sized companies whose head office or main site is located in Tokyo  *Other requirements apply.

Number of companies

20 companies

Application period

Friday July 1 to Monday August 15, 2022

3 Explanatory meeting for companies that apply to the program

Date & time

Wednesday July 13 and Thursday July 21, 2022 13:00 - 14:30


JOB HUB SQUARE 10th floor (2-6-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku)
*Online (Zoom) participation available.

*Please click here to see mass media releases in multiple languages. (日本語 / 中文 / 한국어)

This project is part of the Future Tokyo: Tokyo’s Long-Term Strategy.
Strategy 5: Strategy for Realizing Work Styles that Allow Everyone to Shine “New Work Style Support Project
Strategy 12: Strategy for Earning Potential in Tokyo and Innovation “Advanced Human Resources/Overseas Companies Strategic Attraction Project”

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)

Employment Promotion Section, Employment Division, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs
Phone: 03-5320-4628