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More Pinoy nurses heading to Japan for licensure exam

Despite a devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan this month and the ensuing nuclear accident, a third batch of over 80 Filipino nurses are scheduled to go there on May 30 for a language training in preparation for that country’s tough licensure examinations.

48 Filipinos missing in quake-hit Japan

By Gino C. Matibag Of the 4,500 Filipinos in the northern part of Japan, 48 remain unaccounted for according to the Website of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, following the 9-magnitude earthquake that flattened the northeast area of Honshu Island on 11 March.

A long-lost father inspires woman to seek nursing work in Japan

A half-Japanese woman living in Philippines has set a goal of becoming a caregiver in Japan, hoping to reunite with her long-lost Japanese father.

Japan twits Philippines over nurses’ access under JPEPA

By Jessica Anne D. Hermosa – bworldonline.com The Japanese government yesterday countered complaints of Philippine officials over alleged barriers preventing Filipino nurses and caregivers from enjoying the perks of a market-opening deal.

550 applicants in Japan placement shortlist

By Samuel Medenilla – mb.com.ph The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has reported that 550 applicants have made it in the shortlist for the third batch of its placement program with Japan under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).

Phl seeks easing of Japan nurse hiring requirements

By Elisa Osorio – philstar.com The Philippines will be asking for the relaxation of some of the entry requirements of Filipino nurses to Japan during the renegotiation of the Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) scheduled this year.

R.P. training nurses in Japanese / Caregivers sent to Japan under EPA get hand to overcome language hurdle

By Shuichi Inagaki – Yomiuri Shimbun The Philippine government has begun language classes to help nurses wanting to go and work in Japan overcome the high language barrier, and even pays them to enroll.

Japan nursing exam won’t be in English – POEA

By Jerrie M. Abella The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has clarified that the Japanese licensure examination for nurses will not entirely be translated into English.

National nursing exam needs more revision

The Yomiuri Shimbun Having accepted foreign nurses through agreements with other countries, this nation’s government has a responsibility to rectify the current situation in which their inability to understand difficult kanji prevents them from passing Japan’s licensing exam for nurses.

Japan removes language barrier in nursing exams

Japan will provide English translations in a professional nursing exam to remove a language hurdle for foreign applicants after almost all of them failed the test this year, officials said Wednesday.