by on November 13, 2010
Yokohama (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Soon, Filipinos planning to work in Japan as nurses and caregivers might just find entering this country a walk in the park.
Philippine Charge d’Affaires Belen Anota said efforts were on-going between the Philippines and Japan to ensure that Filipino nurses and caregivers would be able to hurdle tough entry exams.
300,000 Filipinos in Japan
This was brought about by the desire of both Manila and Tokyo to bring in more highly skilled workers in this country where 300,000 Filipinos are now living and working, according to Anota.
Noting that before, mostly entertainers comprised the Filipino workforce here, now there are more teachers in universities, engineers and architects.
“Now there are serious talks between the two countries on how to ensure Filipino nurses and caregivers will be able to pass their exams,” Anota said.
Just recently Japan sent officials to talk with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for this purpose, she said.
Anota said this was a result of bilateral talks between President Benigno Aquino III and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Vietnam last month.
Anota said that the two leaders talked about how to improve working and living conditions of Filipinos based here.
Source: Asian News Network, 13-November 2010, Saturday
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