Japan considers hiring cap on foreign caregivers
The Japanese government is planning to set a cap on the recruitment of foreign workers in the country’s nursing facilities.
The cap has been included in proposed guidelines for two new visa categories aimed at addressing the arrival of more foreign workers, and is aimed at protecting Japanese caregivers.
The two categories have been split into high versus low skills. The lower tier will apply to those with a basic level of knowledge or experience, covering 14 industrial sectors.
The guidelines also state that foreign caregivers will not be allowed to engage in home-visit services, and are limited to working at nursing facilities.