Japanese Lawmakers to Draft Laws that Help Filipino Nurses Land Jobs

To give more opportunities for Filipino nurses to work in Japan, lawmakers there are working to ease their entry into the country.

In the sidelines of the Japan-Philippines Parliamentarians Friendship League meeting with Pres. Benigno Aquino III during his state visit, lawmakers made the pledge to draft such laws, according to Sec. Sonny Coloma.

Pres. Aquino had noted that language remained a barrier for Filipino nurses who wish to be employed in Japan. He hopes that Japan will take steps to address this challenge and benefit all concerned parties.

At the moment, learning the Japanese language is a requirement for nurses and caregivers before they are employed in Japan.

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Meanwhile, in a separate meeting, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda told Pres. Aquino that demand for Filipino medical professionals and caregivers remain high in his country.

“Mr. Kuroda says Filipino talents and skills still in high demand in Japan, especially doctors, nurses and caregivers for Japan’s aging population,” Coloma said in a statement.

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