Nurses, Caregivers Off to Japan

A total of 358 nurses and caregivers who qualified to work in Japan left the country last weekend to undergo a six-month language and culture training, where they would receive an allowance of not less than 40,000 yen (or about P21,000) a month.

During their three-year stay in Japan, the Filipino nurses are allowed to take the licensure examination and become full-fledged nurses in Japan.

After passing the licensure or certification examinations, the nurse would have the option of staying for an unlimited period in Japan to practice based on new and upgraded employment contract with their employer.

Currently, the POEA is working for a bigger batch of workers to be deployed to Japan. They are looking to fill up a total of 1,000 workers with bigger number of health workers to be deployed in the next batch.

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