Press Release
Follow-up services for displaced persons from Ukraine for work and daily life. Nationwide recruitment of municipalities and companies to act as guarantors for visa applications

Dream Exchange Group’s bilingual staffing and recruiting company Empower Inc. has been providing support for Ukrainian refugees, and has established a system to recruit Ukrainian refugees and train them to work in the accommodation industry in cooperation with Shirahama Onsen Hotel Seymour and Shirahama-kan Corporation as partner companies that can provide a set of support including meals and employment. We have established a system to employ Ukrainian evacuees and provide them with employment training in the accommodation industry.

In order to develop a similar program nationwide, we are looking for companies and municipalities that can act as guarantors for Ukrainian nationals.

Support for displaced Ukrainian Follow-up support in employment and livelihoods

There are many highly educated Ukrainian refugees who wish to work in Japan, but they are discouraged from coming to Japan because they need a guarantor when applying for a visa.

In addition, while there are many organizations that assist Ukrainians in finding employment in Japan, there are few that follow up and support them in their daily life and work.

Empower Inc. has established a seamless and consistent support system for Ukrainian refugees living in Japan, including a daily life support hotline staffed by Ukrainians, and in cooperation with Shirahama Kaikan, we support Ukrainian staff working in the hotel industry.

For companies considering hiring Ukrainian refugees, we will support them by providing Japanese language training.
Shirahama-kan Corporation has already hired one Ukrainian refugee as a trial, and will provide dormitory and meals, as well as training in accordance with the career map of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and Japanese language training at the same time to develop human resources to acquire the skills needed for hotel personnel.
Shirahama Town in Wakayama Prefecture is also cooperating in this project. Empower and Shirahama-kan are cooperating to increase the number of hotels registered to host Ukrainian refugees and to build “Japanese-Ukrainian relations” so that Ukrainian refugees can learn about Japanese culture, history, and Japanese temperament.
We will also increase opportunities for Japanese people to deepen their understanding of Ukraine, which will lead to a strong bond of trust between Japan, Ukraine, and the world.
We hope that the personnel trained in the accommodation industry in Japanese hotels will contribute to the accommodation industry in Ukraine, which is needed for the reconstruction of the country after the war.
We hope that many companies and local governments will raise their hands as guarantors for Ukrainian refugees as a first step to solve the shortage of human resources that Japan is currently facing.

receiving Ukrainians

Shirahama Hotels

Shirahama Key Terrace Hotel Seymour, a hotel in Shirahama Town, has been accepting Vita Pisarenko, 38, a Ukrainian refugee, as an employee since the 6th of this month....

Hotel in Shirahama with job assistance: Kii-Minpo AGARA

Ukrainian Displaced Workers at Work

Vita Pisarenko, 38, a Ukrainian refugee, started working at the Shirahama Key Terrace Hotel Seymour in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, on April 6. She is helping out in the restaurant's kitchen, serving dishes, etc. "I want to learn Japanese quickly and do my best," she said enthusiastically....

Empower Co.

5F Kyugetsu Kanda Building, 2-4-7 Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Rep: Takiguchi  Nobuyuki

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