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Japan grants one-year extension for Filipino nurses

via gmanetwork.com – Filipino and Indonesian nurses will get the chance to train more to pass Japan’s rigorous nursing and care qualification exams after its government allowed trainees to stay an additional year. A report on Japan Times said the extension would also give candidates who failed but received good Read more »

Tokyo to ease rules on nurses’ licensure

By Vito Barcelo/manilastandardtoday.com Japan has pledged to increase the number of Filipino nurses and caregivers by modifying Japanese licensure examinations to raise the passing rate of Filipino candidates, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay. The Vice President was apprised of Japan’s plan during the courtesy call of Japanese Ambassador Read more »

Pinoy nurses, teachers encouraged to try their luck in Japan

By Andrei Medina/GMA News – There is a growing need for Filipino English teachers and nurses in Japan, Consul General Maria Teresa Taguiang said, although interested applicants must meet some requirements first, among them being able to speak basic Nihonggo. Interviewed by GMA News Online during the 2014 Sakai-ASEAN Week Read more »

590 Filipinas not covered by FTA came to Japan to work as caregivers

via globalpost.com – About 590 Filipinas who have come to Japan to work at nursing care facilities are not eligible for public support under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday. These Filipinas do not receive public assistance with Japanese language education or training in the Read more »

86 nurses, 267 careworkers needed in Japan

By Joel Locsin/KBK, GMA News Filipino nurses and caregivers seeking work abroad may want to consider applying for the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS). The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said JICWELS needs 86 nurses and 267 careworkers, and qualified males and females are encouraged to apply. In a Read more »

Pinoy health workers leave for Japan

via abs-cbnnews.com – A new contingent of Filipino nurses and caregivers who will train and have the opportunity to work in Japan under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement left Manila for Japan on Wednesday. Philippine Overseas Employment Agency officials said the health workers, the sixth group since the Philippines Read more »

Filipino nurse candidate is first-ever in Okinawa to pass Japan’s national exam

via Ryukyu Shimpo On March 25,Bulilan Gian Carlo Tortugo, who is from the Philippines and has been attending a training course at Arakaki Hospital in Ageda, Okinawa City, passed the Japanese national nursing exam. She was one of the foreign-nurse candidates accepted into the Okinawa nursing program under the Economic Read more »

29 Filipinos, Indonesians pass nurse exam in Japan

via Kyoto News – A total of 29 applicants from the Philippines and Indonesia have passed an annual national examination to qualify to work as nurses in Japan, the health ministry said Tuesday. They accounted for 10.4 percent of 280 applicants from the two Southeast Asian countries, a slightly higher Read more »

Philippine nurses in Tokyo also hurdle gap in language

By Leila B. Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN, Tokyo – It was hard enough being transplanted into a new culture. Being hobbled by a completely alien language was another burden on Joyce Paulino and hundreds of nurses and care workers sent from the Philippines to Japan under an economic agreement between Read more »

Language barriers mean more foreign nurses taking easier assistant nurse exam

via ajw.asahi.com – Indonesian and Filipino nurses who came to Japan through an economic partnership agreement (EPA) to become licensed nurses are increasingly choosing to take the easier assistant nursing examinations due to language barriers. It is believed they decided to become assistant nurses, who are licensed by prefectural governments, Read more »