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Press Office - PR#98–2012, December 06, 2012


5th Batch of Japan-bound Nurses and Caregivers to Undergo

Preparatory Japanese Language Training



Ambassador Toshinao Urabe with the 5th batch of JPEPA Candidate Nurses and Careworkers


Candidates are smiling brightly, with strong determination to learn Japanese


Japanese language teacher expresses her aspiration to Ambassador Toshinao Urabe.


On December 6, 2012, Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe attended the Opening Ceremony of the Preparatory Japanese Language Training for Candidate Nurses and Caregivers bound for Japan at the TESDA Head Office in Taguig City. Other attendees include d POEA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac and TESDA Deputy Directors General Irene M. Isaac and Teodoro C. Pascua.


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 148 Filipino candidates from the 5th Batch of Candidate Nurses and Caregivers to Japan will undergo six months of preparatory training from December 5, 2012 to June 7, 2013 here in the Philippines. They will then depart for Japan in June 2013 and undergo another six months of Japanese language training there.




Speech of Ambassador Toshinao Urabe

Japanese Version