As the nation's population rapidly grays, ensuring there are enough nursing care workers to meet growing demand has become a pressing issue.

In 2025, 1 in 5 people will be aged over 75, and 1 in 5 seniors aged over 65 will have dementia, according to Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry estimates.

Given the urgency of the situation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration released an action plan earlier this month outlining measures to secure enough nursing care workers for Japan.