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Press Office - PR#58–2015, November 10, 2015


8th Batch of Japan-bound Nurses and Caregivers to

Undergo Preparatory Japanese Language Training



Ambassador Ishikawa delivered a speech to the
 8th Batch of JPEPA Candidate Nurses and Careworkers


Ambassador Ishikawa with the candidates.



On November 6, 2015, Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa attended the Opening Ceremony of the Preparatory Japanese Language Training for Candidate Nurses and Caregivers bound for Japan at the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City. It was also attended by TESDA Deputy Director General Irene M. Isaac.


This training is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the governments of Japan and the Philippines that have provided Japanese language instructors and training venues respectively. This endeavor goes beyond their standing commitments in the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) and aims to further assist Filipino candidate nurses and caregivers in passing the Japanese Licensure Examinations after they enter and work in Japan.


A total of 354 Filipino candidates from the 8th Batch of Candidate Nurses and Caregivers to Japan will undergo six months of preparatory training at three different venues, the Language Skills Institute at TESDA, the Nihongo Center Foundation, Inc., and the PAD Foundation Inc. They will then depart for Japan in June 2016 and undergo another six months of Japanese language training there.





Remarks of Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa

Japanese Version



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