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RP, Japan sign pact on caregiver course for Pinoys

By Madel R. Sabater – mb.com.ph The Philippines and Japan will sign Friday a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the provision of a two to four-year caregiver course for Filipinos under the Japan – Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) on the Movement of Natural Persons.

Half-cocked foreign health worker scheme has a long way to go

Japan is wavering over its acceptance of foreign nurses and care workers. Filipino nurses and care workers have come to Japan in accordance with the Japan-Philippines economic partnership agreement (EPA), but their numbers are far below that initially planned.

First batch of nurses, caregivers leave for Japan under JPEPA

By Tessa Jamandre With tears in their eyes, Vilma Balatbat, 39, and her husband tightly embraced each other, knowing it would be some time before they would be together again.

1st batch of JPEPA nurses off to Japan this week

By Raymund F. Antonino The first batch of nurses and caregivers who have been hired under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) are ready to be deployed to Japan this weekend, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Tuesday.

Philippines to send 300 nurses to Japan, down from 500

By Celerina Monte The Philippine government is expected to deploy only around 300 Filipino health workers to Japan next month, lower than the 500 target set by the two governments, a Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) official said on Thursday.

Filipinos told to venture into Japan care-giving jobs

By Malou M. Mozo Filipinos are encouraged to capitalize on the growing demand for health workers, particularly caregivers in Japan, as jobs relating to the medical profession continue to rise there amid the crisis, an official from a local university here said.

Life And Style: Wanted Caregivers

Japan’s nursing-care business is one of the high-growth sectors thanks to its rapidly ageing population. In five years’ time, the industry will require another 300,000 to 500,000 more workers.

POEA says nurses applying for job in Japan may register online

By Mayen Jaymalin Filipino nurses and caregivers aspiring to work in Japan may register online, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reported.

Japan to hire 1,000 nurses, caregivers in the next 2 years

By Mayen Jaymalin Japan will hire at least 1,000 nurses and caregivers in the next two years, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reported yesterday.

Filipino caregivers face hurdles

By Dario Agnote – Kyodo News Filipino caregiver Stella Lelis trained in Japan for three years and speaks basic Japanese. Like thousands of Filipino nurses and caregivers, the 28-year-old hopes to be among the first batch who will be allowed to care for Japan’s seniors.