National Jun 10, 2015

Higher Japanese proficiency urged for foreign nursing care interns

The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language asked the government Monday to toughen a Japanese-language proficiency requirement for foreign nursing care interns. The request came after an advisory panel for the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry lowered the requirement for foreigners before undergoing ...

Short-staffed hospitals laud Vietnam trainees

National Dec 22, 2014

Short-staffed hospitals laud Vietnam trainees

by Kisaku Seno

Amid an acute labor shortage, well-trained nurses from several Asian countries are bringing favorable changes to hospitals here. "They gave us the power to tackle our sense of stagnation," Sayaka Fujita, a 41-year-old nurse at Sodegaura Satsukidai Hospital in Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, said of the ...