The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) recently announced that the Japan Licensure Examination for nurses will be translated to English increasing the chances of Filipino nurses to pass the said foreign exam.
The Japanese nursing licensure examination, administered in Niponggo, is given every February. Last year, it was reported that a lone examinee passed the licensure examination.
On a side note, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has been receiving applications for the 3rd batch of qualified nurses to be deployed to Japan. The deadline for the submission of requirements for the 3rd batch of applicants was Jan. 6, 2011.
Those who are interested in working in Japan as nurses are caregivers are advised to register online through the POEA e-registration system at www.poea.gov.ph.