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Hurdles cleared but disillusionment, homesickness prompt Filipino health workers to exit Japan

The Japan Times

MANILA – A number Filipino nurses and caregivers who seized the opportunity to train in Japan to work there have ended up returning to the Philippines, including some who passed the tough licensing exam. "The journey to becoming a nurse in Japan was indeed a mission impossible. . . . We were very tired physically, mentally and emotionally while studying to pass the board exam and working at the same time. All of us were pushed to study even on our rest day," a Filipino nurse who quit only a year after his deployment in 2011 said recently. The 33-year-old nurse, who requested anonymity so he could freely express his views, is among more than 1,200 Filipino nurses and caregivers who were accepted by Japan starting in 2009 under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement.


Hurdles cleared but disillusionment, homesickness prompt Filipino health workers to exit Japan

The Japan Times

MANILA – A number Filipino nurses and caregivers who seized the opportunity to train in Japan to work there have ended up returning to the Philippines, including some who passed the tough licensing exam. "The journey to becoming a nurse in Japan was indeed a mission impossible. . . . We were very tired physically, mentally and emotionally while studying to pass the board exam and working at the same time. All of us were pushed to study even on our rest day," a Filipino nurse who quit only a year after his deployment in 2011 said recently. The 33-year-old nurse, who requested anonymity so he could freely express his views, is among more than 1,200 Filipino nurses and caregivers who were accepted by Japan starting in 2009 under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement.


Filipino health workers tout program offering careers in Japan

The Japan Times

MANILA – 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. "I believe that if I'll be able to work in Japan, I will learn even more and grow professionally," Filipino nurse Angelito Custodio told Kyodo News. "The health care system in Japan is very good and the technology in Japan is very high." Custodio, a 25-year-old licensed nurse in the Philippines who has worked for more than three years at a hospital in Bulacan province just north of Manila, is part of the eighth group of Filipinos currently preparing to travel to Japan for training. His group consists of more than 60 nurses and 275 caregivers who began a six-month Japanese language and culture course in Manila late last year.


Dover Caregiver Recognized by Elizabeth Dole Foundation

U.S. News

Every year, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation recognizes military and veteran caregivers around the United States as part of its Hidden Heroes campaign, which recognizes the struggles of America's military caregivers. The 30 members of the 2020 class will join 228 fellows who have been named since the foundation was established by former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole in 2012.


A best friend, nurse, and caregiver all in one—meet 'Mabu'

Mashable

Catalia Health has created a robot that acts as a healthcare companion.'Mabu' It reminds you when to take you medicine, and follows up with your progress. It also tracks faces so that it can make eye contact for a more human-like interaction.