New Delhi, Jan. 6 -- The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Government of India and the Government of Japan on Wednesday.

This has been done on a "Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System Pertaining to 'Specified Skilled Worker'".

The present Memorandum of Cooperation would set an institutional mechanism for partnership and cooperation between India and Japan on sending and accepting skilled Indian workers, who have qualified the required skill and Japanese language test, to work in fourteen specified sectors in Japan.

These Indian workers would be granted a new status of residence of "Specified Skilled Worker" by the Gove...