[Blueboard] JSP Symposium

Japanese Studies Program japanese at admu.edu.ph
Mon Aug 6 15:06:36 PHT 2007

Japanese Studies Program
Ateneo de Manila University

Symposium “Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA): Are Our 
Nurses Going to Japan?”
6 August 2007, Monday, 3:00-5:00 pm
Ching Tan Room (SOM 111), Loyola Schools

Are our nurses and caregivers really going to Japan?  The question has been 
asked so many times in the context of the signing of the Japan-Philippines 
Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).  Economic agreements of two countries, 
however, are not only a matter of policy and implementations.  The resulting 
new flow of people, things, money and information is crucially affected by and 
does affect society of the partner countries beyond the planned change.   

The Japanese Studies Program of the Ateneo de Manila University in relation to 
all the issues around and about the JPEPA will look at the issues once more.  
This symposium focuses on the issue of Philippine healthworkers.  Three experts

on this topic will expound on the dimensions of the JPEPA and its implications 
on the movement of natural persons.  

Dr. Maragtas Amante, professor and former dean of the School of Labor and 
Industrial Relations, the University of the Philippines, will discuss the labor

dimension of the JPEPA based on his latest research in Japan.  Mr. Ron Vilog, a

researcher and an instructor at the Global City Innovative College that trains 
nurses and caregivers, will talk about the institutional response of Philippine

nursing and caregiver schools to the possible opening of Japan’s healthcare 
market.  Dr. Lydia Yu-Jose, a noted scholar of Philippines-Japan relations and 
presently director of the Ateneo Center for Asian Studies, will be the 

The symposium is co-organized by the Ateneo Center for Asian Studies.  It will 
be held on 6 August 2007, 3:00-5:00pm, at the Ching Tan Room (SOM111) of the 
Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City.

For further information,
Please contact:
Japanese Studies Program
Ateneo de Manila University
(Tel. 426-6001 loc. 5248, Email: japanese at admu.edu.ph)

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