As a group, we do our best to support your life in Japan. We have environmental and financial aid for housing, meals and even study for national exams. We also respect candidates' religious views.
Candidates live in dormitories which are located near their hospitals/facilities after coming to Japan. These dormitories have domestic electric appliances, are comfortably furnished, and have desks for study. It is a very comfortable environment for daily life and study.
Meals are provided three times a day at dining rooms in hospitals/facilities on work days. We have healthy food on the menu. We serve Japanese food, as well as international options with a wide variety.
We respect people of all religions. We provide prayer rooms for Muslims, and the wearing of hijab at work is permitted. We try our best to privide meals that are consistent with religeous beliefs.
Candidates have time to study during work hours. HMW Group helps you prepare for your exams.
Japanese teachers will be provided depending on where you work. Some hospitals/facilities provide teachers specialized in national exams, or send candidates to prep courses for national exams.
We offer financial support for candidates to take JLPT N3/N2. Textbooks may be subsidized, or can be rented out. Some local governments support candidates by sending them to Japanese schools.
Our group offers staff appreciation events. We have company trips once a year, like going to "Onsen" (Hot Springs) or amusement parks. We also have sports days at which staff members compete. A gorgeous end-of-year party at a hotel is one of our biggest events. There are opportunities to join traditional "Awa Dancing" either in Tokyo or Tokushima. These events are good chances for EPA candidates to socialize with each other and other staff members.
There are many choices for our company trips, like overnight trip to an "Onsen", day trip to an amusement park, and so on. Some EPA candidates make plans together to attend these trips.
Once a year, we hold a "Sports Day" event at which staff members from hospitals/nursing facilities compete. Sports Day is a Japanese tradition where staff have fun together and build team spirit.
"Awa Dance" originated in Tokushima. It is a summer festival with an energetic, up beat dance called "Awa Dance". Awa Dance Festivals are held in Tokyo and Tokushima, and people who are interested can participate.
In December, we hold end-of-year parties in each region. It is the time to celebrate our hard work of the year with a delicious feast.