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Japan needs more Filipino nurses, caregivers

The government of Japan is looking for registered nurses and caregivers to work in various hospitals and clinics, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration posted.

Based on the recruitment specification form issued by the agency, close to 600 caregivers and 150 registered nurses will be hired should they pass the qualification.

Nurses must be licensed with three years’ hospital experience while caregivers should have at least two-year work experience. They must also be medically and psychologically fit to work.



  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing;
  • With Board License;
  • With at least three (3) years hospital experience;
  • Preferably 20 to 35 years old; and
  • Must be medically and psychologically fit to work


  • Graduate from any four (4) year course and certified as a caregiver by TESDA;
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (under board) or any allied profession;
  • Preferably 20 to 35 years old; and
  • Must be medically and psychologically fit to work

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS are advised to REGISTER ONLINE at or and personally submit the following documents to the Manpower Registry Division, Ground Floor, Window T, POEA Building, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City:

  • A detailed resume with one piece 2×2 picture
  • Authenticated College Diploma (for careworker applicants), to follow
  • Transcript of Records
  • Valid PRC ID (for nurse applicants)
  • Employment Certificates (for nurse applicants)
  • Valid TESDA Certificate on Caregiving (for careworker applicants)
  • Japanese Language Training Certificate, if available
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Valid NBI Clearance (for travel abroad)

Enhancing the mobility of skilled people among nationals of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been one of the key achievements of the ASEAN Economic Community 2015, according to a report from the National Economic Development Authority.

Under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement, representatives of both countries entered into a memorandum of understanding for the training and employment of Filipino nurses and caregivers in Japanese health care facilities.

As cited in the agreement, fully qualified nurses and certified caregivers, after passing the Japanese national licensure examination, shall have the option to stay for an unlimited period in Japan to practice their profession.

Applicants can only get jobs legally through the POEA since the Philippines and Japan signed an agreement allowing only the POEA to facilitate the recruitment and deployment of Filipino nurses and caregivers. [via PNA]

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