Japan wants Filipino Nurses and Caregivers
“On the economic front, we agreed to advance cooperation in…accepting Filipino nurses and caregivers in Japan,”
Fishida said in his remarks at the Department of Foreign Affairs following his bilateral meeting with Philippine counterpart Albert del Rosario.
Citing May 2012 figures, the Japanese Embassy said 237 Filipino nurses and 396 caregivers have undergone training in Japan.
To attract more Filipino nurses and caregivers, Japan will take action to improve their employment scheme for foreign workers. Their licensure exam now has English medical terms and will use simple Japanese words to make it more “passable” for foreign health workers.
Average monthly salary of Nurses in Japan ranges from P66,000 – P113,000 and for Caregivers, the monthly wage ranges from P64,000 – P95,000.source: GMA News TV