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RP targeting to send 500 health workers to Japan by April, official says

The Philippine government is targeting to send the first batch of 500 nurses and caregivers to Japan in April next year as the controversial Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) took effect on Thursday, labor official said.

Japan’s Burdened Care Sector Looks Outwards for Help

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By Yuki Oda – www.time.com Tsuneto Nakamura is an ambitious young man who jumped into Japan’s booming care-service industry at 24. Given the nation’s aging population, Nakamura thought caring for the elderly had a lot of room for growth, and much to teach him. “There’s so much we Read more »

JPEPA to take effect December 11

by Dario Agnote – abs-cbnnews.com Japan and the Philippines exchanged diplomatic notes Friday in Manila to implement a free trade agreement (FTA) signed between the two sides in 2006, setting December 11 as the date it will enter into force. The exchange of notes took place between Philippine Foreign Affairs Read more »

JPEPA lowers labor standards for Pinoy nurses, caregivers

By Maria Aleta Nieva, abs-cbnNEWS.com The recently-ratified Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) sets a bad precedent that other countries may use to take advantage of Filipino nurses and other health care workers, a non-government organization warned.

Roxas: JPEPA provides more job opportunities for Pinoy nurses

abs-cbnNEWS.com Sen. Mar Roxas on Friday denied claims by the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) that the recently ratified Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) would be a disadvantage to Filipino nurses. Roxas added that Filipino nurses are only being given another overseas employment opportunity and clarified that JPEPA doesn’t forces nurses Read more »

Working conditions of foreign nurses in Japan ‘exploitative’: study

Foreign nurses and caregivers who want to work in Japan may find working conditions there exploitative or even discriminatory, according to a study.

Sask. could face competition for international workers

By Angela Hall, Leader-Post Saskatchewan’s efforts to recruit nurses from the Philippines is gaining some international media interest. As Japan looks to bolster its own ranks of nurses and caregivers by turning to countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines, a correspondent for a Japanese broadcasting corporation has been in Read more »

Will EPAs help foreigners, employers?

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The Yomiuri Shimbun JAPAN: Nurses and nursing care workers from the Philippines and Indonesia will enter the nation’s labor market this summer, when those professions are effectively opened up to foreigners under economic partnership agreements signed with those countries. A total of 2,000 such Philippine and Indonesian workers are scheduled Read more »