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Japan’s Gingerly Caregiver Plan

By Todd Crowell Plan to Bring Asian Caregivers into Japan Falters With the world’s fastest-aging population, Japan has a growing need for nurses and other caregivers to staff its elderly-care facilities. Asian nations have many well-trained nurses and other caregivers who need jobs. The solution: import more nurses and care Read more »

Foreign nurses in Japan decry tough pass-or-go-home exam

Japan allows hundreds of Southeast Asian nurses to work on short-term contracts, but the health-care workers say the exams they must pass for the right to stay longer are so tough that almost all flunk them.

33 foreign care workers go home; test too difficult

Thirty-three Filipinos and Indonesians who came to Japan to work as nurses and nursing care workers have returned home after becoming discouraged by their slim prospects of passing the national exams for their professions, it has been learned.

Japan open to hiring of more foreign nurses

By Madel Sabater – www.mb.com.ph The Japanese government is mulling further opening its economy to neighboring countries as part of a vision to create an East Asia Community similar to the European Union (EU) which could see the hiring of more non-Japanese nurses.

Language sets high hurdle for caregiver candidates

By Mizuho Aoki – japantimes.co.jp Since the first batch of Indonesian nurses and caregivers arrived in 2008 under a new bilateral economic partnership agreement, 570 have come to Japan, as have 310 Filipinos under another EPA that took effect two years ago.

Only one Pinoy, 2 Indonesian nurses pass Japan test

abs-cbnNEWS.com Three foreign nurses on Friday passed the Japanese nursing exam, the first to do so under Japan’s drive to attract Asians to help ease the nation’s severe shortage of nurses.

Japanese language a barrier for Indonesian and Filipino nurses

www.radioaustralia.net.au The Japanese health ministry has rejected a plan to make it easier for Indonesian and Filipino nurses to qualify for work in Japan.

Japan accepts nurse applications

By JC Bello Cruz – www.mb.com.ph The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Wednesday announced the start of the recruitment of the second batch of caregivers and nurses under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) on the Movement of Natural Persons.

30 more Filipino caregivers to leave for Japan under JPEPA

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By Kimberly Jane Tan Another batch composed of 30 Filipino caregivers will leave for Japan on Sunday under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines has said.

Aging Japan ponders opening up to foreigners

By Howie Severino In last week’s Asahi Shimbun, one of the leading newspapers in Japan, was a heart-breaking sign of this nation’s endangered future: News of a growing number of senior citizens killing their spouses.