Govt bans middleman from tech internship program after abusing foreign intern

The government on Tuesday revoked the license of an intermediary organization that brings in foreign nationals under the technical intern training program to host businesses, after the intermediary failed to prevent physical abuse by a Vietnamese by his Japanese colleagues in a construction company.

The organization, Okayama Sangyo Gijutsu Kyodo Kumiai in Okayama Prefecture, has been banned from bringing foreign trainees into companies for five years under an administrative reprimand issued by the ministries of justice and labor .

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Ryan H. Bowman