"Indonesia has skilled human resources and Japan needs smart human resources," Motegi said at the 7th Strategic Dialogue meeting at the Pancasila Building, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jakarta on Friday 10 January 2020.
He said he wanted to strengthen cooperation in the fields of education and vocational training to increase the quality of Indonesian human resources. One of them is Japanese language education.
The Japanese desire was appreciated by Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. "Indonesia hopes to strengthen cooperation in the field of human resources development, including through internship, in the job training, vocational development and Japanese language training," she exclaimed.
"Japan said that it would implement an easier system and we appreciate it very much," Retno added.
Indonesia has the advantage of having young people of productive age. Therefore, Indonesia offers to other countries to work together in this field.
Meanwhile, Japan repeatedly said it was open to professional foreign workers to fill vacant jobs there. One of the professions that is needed is health care professionals such as nurses.