The contract targets nursing and high school graduates, with the latter to undergo one-year-long nursing training. After selection, they will receive the Japanese language training from 8-11 months to reach the elementary level (N4).

Nam Dinh University of Nursing

The Osaka federation will cover fees for Japanese language training in Vietnam, Japanese language exam (one time), visa and health examination (two times), and round-trip air tickets. Those selected will work at the federation’s health facilities or its partner hospitals.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Ba Hoan said Vietnam aims to bring 200 hospital orderlies to Japan in the next three years.

Takeshima Tenmi, Chairman of the Osaka Long-Term Medical Care Federation, said only 13 Vietnamese caregivers are working at big hospitals in Japan given its huge demand, stressing that Japanese large hospitals are seeking Vietnamese orderlies under long-term contracts. 

In 2019, the two sides also signed an agreement on selecting and sending nursing apprentices to Japan.

Source: VNA