Tag - nurses



Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 29, 2020
U.S. immigration rules bar thousands of foreign nurses
As the coronavirus pandemic threatens to strain nursing staffs at hospitals across the United States, Melanie N. Beckham knows where to find reinforcements. But first, the Trump administration needs to give its approval.
Japan Times
Nov 14, 2019
Japan to permit antidote injections by rescue workers in cases of bioterrorism
The health ministry said Thursday that antidote auto-injections by non-medical professionals, such as rescue workers, will be permitted should toxic agents be dispersed in a terrorist attack.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 7, 2018
Ex-nurse arrested for allegedly poisoning patient at Yokohama hospital in 2016
A 31-year-old former nurse was arrested Saturday for allegedly murdering an elderly patient in 2016 at a Yokohama hospital where three other patients also died under suspicious circumstances, police said.
Jun 21, 2018
Half of Japan's visiting nurses suffer some form of harassment: survey
As a growing number of elderly people prefer to receive nursing services at home, nurses are often required to visit patients alone.
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2018
Rural areas hit by acute scarcity of nurses, with turnover high among agency-referred staff
Hospitals and clinics in rural areas are finding it increasingly difficult to hire nurses on their own, and the amount of referral fees they are paying to private agents are significantly on the rise, a recent research report shows.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 13, 2017
Nurse who allegedly drugged colleagues arrested on attempted murder charge
A 71-year-old nurse has been arrested on a charge of attempted murder after allegedly drugging the drinks of two people and causing them to have a car accident, the Chiba Prefectural Police said.
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2017
Learning to bow: Japan reluctantly opens door to foreign housemaids
In a Japanese-style apartment, Maria Del Bago learns how to properly bow, clean traditional tatami floor-matting and decipher instructions for a high-tech toilet.
Japan Times
Oct 4, 2016
Delay in expanding traineeship program leaves Vietnamese caregivers in limbo
Vietnam is now the biggest provider of labor to Japan under a government-sponsored training program for foreign workers. However, delays in expanding the system to include nursing care have made some young Vietnamese rethink their plans.
Japan Times
May 18, 2016
Filipino health workers tout program offering careers in Japan
Filipino health workers training in Japan under an intergovernmental program are increasingly taking up the opportunity to learn about Japanese health care and practice their profession in the country.
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.
Mar 31, 2015
India asks Saudi to help evacuate citizens from grave situation in Yemen
India asked Saudi Arabia on Monday to help evacuate its citizens from Yemen, where more than 4,000 Indians, over half of them nurses, are caught up in fighting.
Feb 24, 2015
Filipino, Indonesian trainee nurses to get more time to pass Japan exams
The government decided Tuesday to allow nursing and care trainees from Indonesia and the Philippines to stay an additional year for further training and to give failed candidates another chance to sit their qualification exams to work in Japan under bilateral free trade agreements.
Japan Times
Dec 22, 2014
Short-staffed hospitals laud Vietnam trainees
Amid an acute labor shortage, well-trained nurses from several Asian countries are bringing favorable changes to hospitals here.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 14, 2014
Ex-systems engineer arrested over doctors' data leak
Police on Tuesday arrested a former employee of a Tokyo medical recruitment agency on suspicion of illegally copying the personal data of around 17,000 doctors and nurses.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 3, 2014
Cuban doctors, nurses head to West Africa to help in Ebola fight
Cuban President Raul Castro has dispatched the first group of 165 Cuban doctors and nurses to West Africa to help combat an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, official media reported on Thursday.
Apr 4, 2014
Foreign trainee program given OK for expansion
Japan decides to expand the abuse-tainted foreign trainee program in light of a labor shortage threatening construction projects for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Sep 24, 2013
Medical heroes who labor in Syria
Good, moderate, responsible people on the ground in Syria should not be forgotten. These doctors and nurses embody an unyielding sense of hope and perseverance.
May 19, 2013
Immigration reform: Could this be Abe's new growth strategy?
The politics of immigration in Japan involve anxieties about national identity and worries about crime. Looking at other countries with large numbers of immigrants, the Japanese government has said "no thanks." There are, however, strong economic reasons for Japan to let down the drawbridges.
Feb 26, 2013
Training, study period for Filipino, Indonesian nurses to be extended
The government plans to give Filipinos and Indonesians seeking to become nurses and caregivers in Japan an extra year in the country to prepare for qualifying exams, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan