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Japan to allow in foreign nurses to care for old people

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 25 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:825
  1. Joe Lamar
  1. Tokyo

    Japan is planning to ease its strict immigration rules to allow more nurses into the country to care for its ageing population.

    The ruling Liberal Democratic party and its coalition partners approved a proposal last week by the Justice Ministry to change visa and residency regulations so that non-Japanese people can be employed in a wider variety of …

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