May 30, 2014

First Vietnamese nurse candidates to arrive in June

The Foreign Ministry said Friday that 138 Vietnamese candidates for nurse and caregiver jobs will arrive in Japan on June 6 under an economic partnership agreement. They will be the first candidates from the communist country accepted under the bilateral EPA that took effect ...

Nov 26, 2013

Ministry to push nursing robots to aid caregivers

The health ministry is launching a program to promote the use of nursing care robots to meet expected increases in demand in the face of Japan’s rapidly aging population. In 2025, Japan is forecast to need 2.4 million nursing care workers, up from 1.49 ...