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Japan immigration

Young Filipinos aim for Japan as exams for work visas begin

Job seekers endure grueling language studies for shot at better life

Philip Edquiban, owner of a manpower agency in Manila, explains the new Japanese immigration rules to young women seeking nursing care jobs in Japan. (Photo by Cliff Venzon)

MANILA -- Japan is attracting throngs of young job seekers from the Philippines, which just conducted its first exam for nursing caregivers under Tokyo's revised immigration rules.

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