Plan allows foreign workers to change jobs with Japanese proficiency.
Amendments aim to provide flexibility in the technical intern program.
Trainees can shift to a new employer in the same field.
Requirements include passing a skills test and basic Japanese proficiency.
Job change limited to the same field, not across industries.
Draft proposal suggests a three-year stay initially for foreign workers.
Qualified workers may get a specified skilled worker visa for five years.
Advanced skills assessment and N4 level Japanese proficiency required.
This offers a pathway to a level 2 visa for long-term employment.
Hong Kong introduces two-year multiple-entry visas for foreign workers.