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Japan seeks more Vietnamese nurses, orderlies for ageing population

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04-Sep-15 About 510 Vietnamese health care workers have been selected for a special training programme to prepare them to work in Japan, the Overseas Labour Management Department has said. Japan's ageing population has stressed the country's health system and opened up opportunities for Vietnamese nurses and orderlies, according to the department. [image: Tuoi Tre]

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Japan's medical spending to top JPY40 tn

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03-Sep-15 Japan's medical expenses in the year to March 2015 are certain to have hit a new high above JPY40 tn (USD332 bn) because of the nation's graying population, health ministry data showed. The continuous growth also reflects advances in more expensive medical technology, while greater use of generic medicines has slowed the increase compared with previous years. [image: Getty Images].

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