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MANILA (Kyodo) Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services, a semigovernmental organization, and the Philippine government agreed Monday to start from this year accepting Filipino nurses and caregivers who wish to undergo training and work in Japan under the bilateral economic partnership agreement.

Labor Secretary Marianito Roque witnessed the signing of a note between the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment and the group that will pave the way for the recruitment of Filipino nurses, or “kangoshi,” and caregivers, or “kaigofukushi.”

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