Japan needs 117 nurses from Indonesia

Bandung, West Java (ANTARA News) - Japan needs 117 nurses from Indonesia in 2010 to work in various hospitals and nursing houses in the East Asia country, an envoy said.

Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia Kajiro Shiojiri made the statement in an opening ceremony of training course for would-be nurses and caregivers, at the Indonesian Education University (UPI), in Bandung, according to an e-mailed press release from the National Agency of Indonesian Manpower Protection and Placement, here, Wednesday.

The governments of Indonesia and Japan have signed Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJEPA), stating, among other things, that Japan needs one thousand nurses to work in the country`s hospitals and caregivers to work in nursing houses.

The Japanese ambassador said his country would need more caregivers for nursing houses than nurses for hospitals as Japan`s population of old ages is increasing in line with the improvement in the people`s live expectancy rate.

Ambassador Shiojiri said his nation would need nurses until five years to come, and the cooperation problem would be evaluated.

The government of Japan hoped that scholarship providers such as The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) of Japan, would help better prepare intellectual and skills of Indonesia`s would-be nurses. (*)

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