16th Batch of JPEPA Nurse, Certified Careworker Candidates Complete Pre-Departure Japanese Language Training


On 24 May 2024, Ambassador ENDO Kazuya attended the virtual ceremony for the completion of the Preparatory Japanese Language Training (PJLT) in the Philippines for the 16th batch of Filipino nurse and certified careworker candidates bound for Japan under the Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan and the Philippines (JPEPA).

In the ceremony, Assistant Secretary Levinson C. Alcantara gave a speech on behalf of Secretary Hans Leo J. Cacdac of the Department of Migrant Workers. Mr. SUZUKI Ben of the Japan Foundation Manila, Mr. Philip B. Sanvictores of the Nihongo Center Foundation Inc., Mr. KATAOKA Yoshikazu of the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services, and Ms. Mary Grace Garcia representing the candidates also delivered speeches. From the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Ms. Mitzi G. Samson-Endriano attended.
In his remarks, Ambassador ENDO Kazuya expressed his appreciation to the candidates for choosing Japan as their work destination. He also underscored the mastery of Japanese language, coupled with the strong will to achieve, as essential components for a successful future in Japan.
The Japan Foundation Manila and the Nihongo Center Foundation Inc. conducted the six months language training of the 13 nurse and 209 certified careworker candidates here in the Philippines. Upon their arrival in Japan, the candidates will undergo another six months of Japanese language training prior to their assignments in Japanese hospitals and caregiving facilities.
Recruitment for the next batch is currently ongoing until May 31, 2024. For application details, please refer to the following Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) announcement webpage: https://dmw.gov.ph/resources/dsms/DMW/Externals/2024/RSF-240007-2024.pdf