一般社団法人 日本アジア医療・福祉人材交流協会 代表理事 中馬 弘毅

We established the Japan-Asia
Medical Welfare Cooperative in
order to address the labor shortage
in the care industry and create a
bridge between Japan and the rest of Asia.

Japan-Asia Medical Welfare Cooperative

board chairman Chuma Koki

Japan is the country with the quickest aging population in the world. Already more than 20% of the population is above 70 years old. The declining birthrate and aging population has caused various problems, such as slower economic growth due to the shrinking workforce, a lowering of social vitality, and an increasing burden on the younger generation to cover social welfare costs.

The welfare care service field in particular has a serious problem. The current shortage of care staff is more than one hundred thousand workers, and it will grow to above three hundred seventy thousand workers by 2025. Foreign workers are needed to address this problem.

In Asia, most families take care of their own elderly family members. The concept of receiving outside assistance for the patient’s lifestyle, such as support for independent living, care for patients with dementia, or terminal care, is not widely held by people in Asia.

we would like to become a model of international contribution by bringing in young people from the rest of Asia, and as they work in Japan, we will teach them about our care techniques, care service and welfare system, so that they can apply this experience in their home countries.

board chairman’s profile

He was born at Tennoji-ku in Osaka.
He was as a minister of state and worked on administrative reform in the 3rd party of ex-prime minister Junichiro Koizumi.

His profile

1961,3 have studied economic at Tokyo University and graduated
1976,12 became a member of Congress
1984,11 became parliamentary vice-minister of Ministry of Home Affairs
1990, 2 worked as parliamentary vice-minister of Ministry of Environment
1997, 9 became chairman of Committee on Foreign Relations of Congress
2002,10 became sub-minister of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
2005 10 worked on administrative reform as a minister of state
2013 4 received a prime of Kyokujitudaijyusyou that was a japanese prime for a minister who had worked for a long time for state.