Indonesian nurses, care workers to head to Japan

Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Thu Jul 31, 2008

Indonesian nurses, care workers to head to Japan

Japan says about 200 Indonesian care workers and nurses are scheduled to travel to the country in August under a bilateral economic partnership agreement.

Under the agreement, the Japanese and Indonesian governments agreed that 300 care workers and 200 nurses will come to Japan for the first year.

The candidates from Indonesia are set to go through language and other training at Japanese government ministries and facilities for half a year, and begin work in January next year.

The care workers will return to Indonesia if they cannot acquire national qualifications in four years from their arrival in Japan, while nurses will have to do the same in three years’.

Kyodo newsagency says Japan has concluded a similar agreement with the Philippines but procedures in the country for coming up with candidates have been delayed.

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source: ABC