As the Japanese population ages, the country has recently joined the list of nations actively seeking healthcare personnel from other countries. India’s skilled carers and nurses are being actively welcomed.
To meet the high demand for nurses, Japan has primarily relied on nurses from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam in the carer job market. However, Indian nurses and trained medical professionals are also breaking into this market.
Furthermore, Japan is currently dealing with an ageing population, with more than 20% of its citizens over the age of 65. To address this demographic challenge, the Japanese government has implemented measures such as the technical intern training programme (TITP), which encourages the acceptance of foreign workers who can gain valuable skills and knowledge by working as technical interns in Japan.
Salaries are one of the primary factors driving the Indian workforce to Japan. The workforce receives pay that is eight to ten times that of India. Furthermore, Japan provides the opportunity to work with cutting-edge medical technology for assisted care, as well as the ability to save between Rs 40,000 and Rs 1 lakh per month.
Furthermore, Japan has introduced a three-year visa that can be extended for an additional two years for Indian carers. Carers who want to stay in Japan after the five-year period must, however, pass language and nursing tests as part of the requirements. Furthermore, the employees have the freedom to cook in their own apartments while also enjoying the country’s beautiful surroundings and gentle culture.
According to health ministry data, Japan has become the most preferred foreign country for every eighth nurse. Around 88,000 Indian nurses work in developing countries that are members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Furthermore, Indian nurses account for 8.3% of the foreign-trained nursing workforce in the United States and 8% in Singapore.