JPEPA

Japan’s gamble on the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2016

By Rey Gamboa (The Philippine Star), May 5, 2016 Japan imports bananas from the Philippines at seasonal tariff rates of 8.5 to 18.5 percent with no quotas, something our local growers had learned to lived with comfortably since the two countries signed a bilateral trade agreement in 2006 in Helsinki.

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Phl, Japan strengthen industrial cooperation

Published by rudy Date posted on July 18, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine and Japanese governments signed an Action Plan on Industrial Cooperation as part of their commitment to strengthen economic ties.

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Japan to ease nursing tests for Pinoys

Published by rudy Date posted on January 9, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Japan will ease its nursing licensure examination procedures to allow more Filipino health workers to work in the country, Vice President Jejomar Binay said yesterday.

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More jobs in Japan seen for Filipinos

Published by rudy Date posted on April 1, 2014

Tokyo, Japan – Filipinos are poised to secure more employment opportunities in the world’s third largest economy as the backlog for laborers in Japan would likely result in the relaxation of hiring and entry requirements.

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Phl should maximize PJEPA benefits – PCCI

Published by rudy Date posted on March 24, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Despite having an economic partnership agreement with Japan, the Philippines has not maximized the benefits of the deal as there has been no significant increase in investments from Japanese firms amid concerns over high utility and transport costs as well as policy changes, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said.

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Japan hiring over 100 Pinoy nurses, caregivers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 2, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Japan is hiring over a hundred more Filipino nurses and caregivers, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported yesterday. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said representatives of Japan International Corporation for Welfare Services (JICWELS) and different health care facilities are set to interview applicants in the next two weeks.

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PH, Japan note JPEPA trade gains

Published by rudy Date posted on March 29, 2012

High-ranking officials of the Philippine and Japanese governments on Thursday discussed ways to improve the two countries economic relations under the Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) especially as trade volume and investment opportunities continue to increase under the said agreement since it came into effect in 2008.

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13 Filipinas pass Japan’s tough tests for nurses

Published by rudy Date posted on March 28, 2012

THIRTEEN Filipino nurses out of the 160 who took  Japan’s national licensure examinations for nurses this year passed the tests called  Kangoshi, which is considered one of the most difficult nursing tests in the world.

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Philippine-Japan agreement to undergo formal negotiations in Dec.

Published by rudy Date posted on November 26, 2011

CEBU CITY — A work standard for Filipino nurses and caregivers in Japan and the raising of tariff quotas for chicken and other agricultural items will be among the issues that the Philippines will raise when it reviews its bilateral agreement with Japan next month.

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Japan reneges on JPEPA commitment

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2011

The local automotive industry has asked the government to remind Japan of its commitment to bring in fresh investments into the Philippines under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement.

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Japan seeks comprehensive review of JPEPA

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Japanese government would like to make a comprehensive review of the Japan Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).

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Observance of future Phl laws sought under revised JPEPA

Published by rudy Date posted on October 17, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will ask the Japanese government to include in the Japan Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) a condition that the bilateral agreement shall observe any future Philippine laws, including those passed by Congress, local governments, and administrative agencies.

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Manila, Mindanao traders push PJEPA restrictions

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2011

BUSINESSES in Manila and Mindanao want the government to restrict the entry of Japanese goods covered by the Philippine-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA).

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Japan might relax rules on Filipino nurses

Published by rudy Date posted on September 29, 2011

TOKYO (via PLDT)—Japan has agreed to review its procedures for the entry of Filipino nurses under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement following the very low rate of successful applications three years since the agreement was signed, President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday.

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Manila gains from pact with Tokyo

Published by rudy Date posted on September 17, 2011

Despite the financial instability that almost crippled economies in the past years, the Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) increased trade volume between the two countries with Manila’s export to Tokyo going up from $6.21 billion in 2009 to $7.8 billion in 2010.

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JPEPA boosted trade between PHL, Japan in 2010

Published by rudy Date posted on September 15, 2011

The Japanese government recognizes how beneficial the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) has been in the past three years, after trade volume increased with Philippine exports to Japan going up from $6.21 billion in 2009 to $7.80 billion in 2010.

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PJEPA consultations start ahead of review

Published by rudy Date posted on August 16, 2011

THE Department of Trade and Industry has begun consultations with civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders on the implementation of the Philippine Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA).

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Group seeks TRO against implementation of JPEPA

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The multisectoral Fair Trade Alliance (FairTrade) has recently filed a motion with the Supreme Court (SC) asking for a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the implementation of the Japan Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) because it allegedly violates the Constitution and the trade between Japan and the Philippines did not improve in…

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JPEPA review still in limbo; no meeting has been set

Published by rudy Date posted on June 7, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The scheduled review of the Japan Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) is still in limbo because the two governments cannot agree on a meeting yet.

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Japan team due for JPEPA talks

Published by rudy Date posted on April 1, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – A team from the Japanese government will be heading to Manila to discuss the renegotiation of the Japan Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).

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‘National interest’ to guide JPEPA review this year—DFA

Published by rudy Date posted on February 14, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—The country “will be guided by national interest” during this year’s general review of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Japan revises licensing test for nurses

Published by rudy Date posted on February 9, 2011

Japan is making it easier for foreign nurses and caregivers to pass the licensure examinations, according to the Japanese embassy in Manila.

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Gov’t forms body to assess Jpepa

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2011

The government has formed an inter-agency body to review the impact of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (Jpepa) on the local economy.

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PJEPA benefits studied

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2011

The Philippines is assessing how it can further benefit from the Philippines-Japan economic partnership agreement two years after the country’s first bilateral pact came into force.

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DOLE disappointed over Japan’s hiring scheme for Filipino nurses

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2011

MANILA, JANUARY 23, 2011 (STAR) By Sheila Crisostomo – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has expressed disappointment over the hiring scheme for Filipino nurses and caregivers under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).

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Japan to help boost hiring of caregivers

Published by rudy Date posted on January 6, 2011

STANDING as a strong ally of the country and the biggest source of official development assistance (ODA) loans—53 percent of the total, on average for the last 10 years—the government of Japan has pledged to strengthen its ties through more assistance in the hiring of Filipino caregivers and nurses.

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Japan sends delegation to help Pinoy nurses, caregivers

Published by rudy Date posted on November 12, 2010

YOKOHAMA – The Japanese government has sent a delegation to the Philippines to help Filipinos find jobs here as nurses and caregivers.

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2nd batch of caregivers-to-be off to Japan

Published by rudy Date posted on September 26, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—Following the provisions of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), the second batch of 10 Filipino caregivers-to-be are scheduled to leave for Japan today, September 26, the Japanese embassy here said in a news release.

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Nurse group bats for JPEPA review

Published by rudy Date posted on September 6, 2010

THE GOVERNMENT should review provisions of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) with the aim of relaxing recruitment standards and strictly implementing pay guidelines for Filipino nurses in Japan, the Philippine Nursing Association (PNA) said.

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JPEPA: Auto industry parity out the window?

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Whether seen through nationalistic or pragmatic lenses, the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement or JPEPA is here – signed by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in 2006 and ratified by the RP Senate.

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