White Paper on Crime 2021 Part2/Chapter4/Section2/2
Inmates sentenced to imprisonment with work are legally obliged to engage in work. Inmates sentenced to imprisonment without work or penal detention may work if they so request. The average daily number of inmates engaging in work was 38,864 in Fiscal Year 2020. As of March 31, 2021, 79.8 % of inmates sentenced to imprisonment without work engaged in work (Source: the Correction Bureau, Ministry of Justice).
In FY 2020, 53 vocational training subjects, such as business skills, welding, forklift operation, information processing technology, nursing care, civil engineering, agriculture, architectural CAD, comprehensive food knowledge and web skills, etc. were available, with 11,288 inmates having completed the training and a total of 6,216 inmates having obtained qualifications or licenses to be welding technicians, boiler engineers, information processing engineers, etc. (Source: the Correction Bureau, Ministry of Justice).