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Japan extends stay of Filipino trainee nurses

via filipinotimes – To give them another chance to take qualification exams to work in Japan, the country’s government has granted extensions of stay for trainee nurses and caregivers from the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam by one year. The fourth extension comes as the government tries to boost the overall Read more »

Japan may ease hiring rules for PH caregivers

By Estrella Torres/inquirer.net – The Japanese government is looking into the possibility of relaxing its restrictive hiring rules for Filipino health care workers who would attend to its greying population. Masato Ohtaka, deputy press secretary of the Japanese Foreign Ministry, confirmed that since his government opened the hiring of Filipino Read more »

Job fair for returning JPEPA nurses, caregivers

via rappler.com – The Embassy of Japan plans to hold a job fair for returning Filipino nurses and caregivers on Friday, August 26 in Makati or BGC area (venue to be confirmed). Japan has been accepting Filipino nurses and caregivers based on the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). Since then, Read more »

Filipino health workers have high hopes for career in Japan

via japantoday.com – While not all Filipino health workers who train in Japan under an intergovernmental program have been successful, the opportunity to learn about Japanese healthcare and possibly practice their profession there remains attractive to new candidates from the Philippines. “I believe that if I’ll be able to work Read more »

Hurdles cleared but disillusionment, homesickness prompt Filipino health workers to exit Japan

By Ronron Calunsod/japantimes.co.jp – A number Filipino nurses and caregivers who seized the opportunity to train in Japan to work there have ended up returning to the Philippines, including some who passed the tough licensing exam. “The journey to becoming a nurse in Japan was indeed a mission impossible. Read more »

Recruitment firms not allowed to deploy Pinoy health workers to Japan –POEA

via gmanetwork.com – Filipinos who are looking for work abroad as nurses and caregivers have been warned against dealing with private recruitment agencies offering them job opportunities in Japan. In a statement Friday, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said private recruitment agencies are not allowed to Read more »

Japan’s need for Filipino health workers remains high

via sunstar.com.ph – Eight batches into the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), the demand for Filipino nurses and caregivers remain high, according to the Japanese Ambassador to Manila. In his speech during the opening ceremony of the Preparatory Japanese Language Training for Candidate Nurses and Caregivers bound for Japan, Japanese Read more »

Japan needs 400 medical workers – POEA

By Samuel Medenilla/mb.com.ph – About 400 vacant positions are now available for medical workers in Japan, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said. In a job advisory, the POEA said the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS) is now hiring 75 nurses and 300 careworkers, who will be deployed Read more »

Japan eyes new laws to help Pinoy nurses land jobs

By Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News – Japanese lawmakers are working to create new laws that will help facilitate the employment of Filipino nurses and caregivers. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said this was the commitment made by lawmakers belonging to the Japan-Philippines Parliamentarians Friendship League who met with Aquino at the Read more »

Caregiver trainee program coming up short, but options on table also daunting

By Tomohiro Osaki/apantimes.co.jp Filipino caregiver Mary Grace Subardiaga gently wipes the runny nose of an elderly woman with dementia as she tries to feed her lunch at a Tokyo nursing home. The octogenarian patient responds with a tantrum. Unperturbed, Subardiaga moves a spoonful of curry to her mouth and tells Read more »