High Salaries Attract 329 Indonesian Nurses to Japan

The Japanese Embassy in Jakarta has sent 329 Indonesians to work as medical workers and elderly nurses in Japan, Monday, June 4. This is the 11th group of medical workers and nurses from Indonesia to Japan.

BNP2TKI deputy for placement, Teguh Hendro Cahyono, said the program is a part of the Indonesa-Japan economic partnership corridor that has been established since 2008. Through the agreement, Indonesians can apply for jobs in Japan.

The number of medical workers departing to Japan increases each year; showing high enthusiasm for Indonesians to work in Japan—mainly due to the high salaries offered.

“The salary at where I will be working is ¥175,000 or around Rp21 million,” Rian Setiawan (23), who was leaving to work in an elderly care center in Yokohama, the capital of Kanagawa prefecture, told Tempo on June 4.

Rian and his 328 compatriots will be working in Japan under a contract that lasts three to four years. After a year of selection, they will be placed in hospitals and nursing homes in various regions Japan.

Prior to their departure, the candidates were given Japanese language course for six months in Jakarta. Their flight tickets are paid by the Japanese government.


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