The agreement was reached at an April 24 seminar in Hanoi as part of the Vietnam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (VJEPA) signed in 2008.
VJEPA, a bilateral agreement, includes commitments to trade liberalisation, investment and economic cooperation.
Accordingly, Vietnamese nurses and orderlies will be received by the Japanese side for training and have the chance to work in the country on a long-term basis.
Japanese authorities have just announced the northeast Asian country is seeking other Asian garment suppliers besides China due to rising prices, according to the communist party’s website on Apr 13. The announcement will buoy up Vietnamese apparel exporters who are now thirsty for new orders to remain the production and employment amid the economic downturn. Jeans, T-shirts, sportswear and office clothes are favored products at the Japanese market. Vietnam’s apparel export value to Japan has surged recently against diminished exportation to the U.S. and the European Union. Vietnam’s apparel industry earned US$138 million from shipping products to Japan in the first two…... [read more]
Adopting the rule of comprehensive origin has helped Vietnam ’s garment companies meet the standard of “two-stage” origin, and boost export of weaving materials to ASEAN and Japan . Under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), Vietnam garments exported to Japan will be tax free.One of Japan’s requirements in the EPA (expected to be complete by the end of this year and take effect immediately) is that Vietnam’s garment exports to Japan must satisfy the “two-stage” standard. That means garments exported to Japan must be manufactured from domestic sources in Japan or in ASEAN members. This is seen as a difficult puzzle…... [read more]
Care workers prepare for the working-in-Japan programme (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) –Vietnamese nurses and orderlies are in demand in Japan, with around 760 needed this year, but there are only 210 qualified candidates, according to the Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA). The information was revealed during a conference held on September 26 in Hanoi to review three years of the implementation of a programme on sending Vietnamese nurses and orderlies to Japan, which is part of the Vietnam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (VJEPA) signed on December 25, 2008. So far 470 caregivers have been sent…... [read more]
A nurse or orderly can earn about VND40 million (US$1,780) monthly in Japan.Candidates must be under 35 years old, graduated from nursing college or university and have two years of experience.Moreover, they need to earn a medical practicing certificate.The candidates take an apprenticeship programme in Japan for up to three years for nurses and four years for orderlies.Director of Kansai Techincal Cooperation Center, Kanemaru said that Japan faced the shortage of nurses and orderlies while in Vietnam, graduates in this sector were unemployed or paid modestly, Ha Noi Moi (New Hanoi) newspaper reported.In Ho Chi Minh City, there are 27…... [read more]
On Japan’s recent agreement to get nurse practitioners from Vietnam, a VOV reporter has interviewed Le Van Thanh, deputy head of the Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB) under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. Reporter: On which conditions will Japan receive them?Mr Thanh: Japan, with an aging population has a high demand for nurse practitioners. Recently, Vietnam and Japan signed a document in this connection. However, Japan’s criteria for nurses and ward orderlies are strict. Therefore, negotiations will continue until we complete new formalities to meet Japan’s requirements. To participate in the programme, nurse practitioners should have certain qualifications. Firstly,…... [read more]
PM pledges favourable conditions for Japanese businesses At a reception for Japanese Prince Akishino in Hanoi on August 17, State President Truong Tan Sang said he is delighted at the constant development of bilateral cooperation between Vietnam and Japan, especially since their strategic partnership was established in 2009.Mr Sang expressed his appreciation for Japan’s assistance to Vietnam’s socio-economic development and national construction and congratulated Japan on its reconstruction efforts following the tsunami and earthquake in March 2011.He said he believes the Japanese people, with their strong determination, will be able to enjoy their prosperous development status in the region and…... [read more]
PM Dung made the affirmation at a March 20 reception for Yukio Hatoyama, former Japanese Prime Minister and President of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance in Hanoi.He said as a close friend and strategic partner of Japan, Vietnam congratulates the East Asian country on the progress it has made in national reconstruction following destructive earthquakes and tsunami in March 2011.The PM highlighted the development of comprehensive bilateral cooperation which has benefited both nations.Vietnam hopes to deepen its strategic partnership with Japan to make it more efficient and sustainable by fostering cooperation in education-training, culture, and national security and defence, he…... [read more]
Selected candidates will take part in a one-year Japanese-languagecourse, starting in mid-December this year. All expenses for tuition andaccommodation are covered, while the cost of health check-ups andpassport applications need to be carried by the successful candidates.Deputy Head of the Department for Overseas LabourManagement under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social AffairsTong Hai Nam said his department was the only one permitted to partnerwith Japan to implement the programme. Hewarned that no human resources enterprises or individuals wereauthorised to carry out this programme, so prospective employees shouldresearch carefully and only apply to the government-approved programme.Applicants for the position as…... [read more]
Both sides will cooperate in training doctors, nurses, and practitioners, conducting diagnostic techniques, and giving check-ups and treatment to Japanese citizens who are working and living in HCM City and neighbouring provinces.They plan to establish a nursing training centre in Vietnam, offering Japanese language training courses and sending nurses to Japan to work. ... [read more]
Photo tmshr HUNG YEN (VNS)— An additional 180 Vietnamese nurses and orderlies will be able to work in Japan in 2015, according to officials at the Department of Overseas Labour.Before going to Japan, nursing candidates will take a free-of-charge Japanese language course for 12 months, which began yesterday in the northern province of Hung Yen yesterday.After the course, they must take a Japanese language examination, and those who pass will be sent to work in Japan in 3 to 4 years. A nurse will be paid some 130,000-140,000 yen per month, while salaries paid for orderlies range between 140,000-150,000 yen…... [read more]