Foreign nursing students will get 2.5 million yen educational assistance from the Japanese government. This aims to resolve the workforce shortage in the health sector in the said country. According to a report, Japan will need about 340,000 caregivers by 2025. Japan Association of Training Institutions for Certified Care Workers stated that the number of Japanese enrolling in nursing schools continues to fall.

The government amended the immigration law to invite more foreign workers which include nurses. This new immigration system will give a chance to foreign caregivers to work and live in the country under “kaigo” residential status. Some prefectures also offer Japanese language courses to foreign caregivers. Overseas Careers Development Association Representative Director Yoko Amari said that it is essential to build good support to the foreign nursing students in their community.