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Social Welfare Corporation Koyukai


01 Koyukai

For over 30 years, we have been operating a service in Nara prefecture that supports the everyday lives of elderly people. We are a large-scale social welfare corporation that is currently expanding over 10 special nursing homes and day services in Nara prefecture.

Nara, Japan

02 Nara, Japan

Nara prefecture is a peaceful prefecture with good security and few natural disasters such as earthquakes or typhoons.
Additionally, the cost of living is low and it is very liveable.
With its rich history, many tourists from around the world visit the world heritage sites, such as Todai-ji, Kofuku-ji, and Toshodai-ji.

Around Nara

03 Around Nara

Nara prefecture is adjacent to Osaka and Kyoto prefecture.
It takes about an hour by train from Nara to Kyoto or Osaka.
It is possible to visit Universal Japan and Kinkakuji on holidays.
Located just 1.5 hours away from Kansai International Airport.


04 Work

The job involves taking care of the elderly.
We assist elderly people with their daily lives in nursing homes.
Specifically, helping them go to the bathroom, bathing, eating, and getting dressed.
Sometimes you will do laundry and clean up.
The guidance of seniors and colleagues provides peace of mind.


05 Study

Study time is guaranteed during working hours.
The Japanese language instructor supports our studies.
The Japanese staff in charge of studies will support your learning.
The trainers also fully support studying for the national exams.
We conduct regular study sessions for the care worker national exam.


06 Life

An apartment with one person per room is provided near the facility where you work.
The basic necessities of furniture and home appliances (refrigerator, washing machine, bed, air conditioner, etc.) are provided.


07 Support

The Japanese staff will fully support your life in Japan.


Recruit & Matching number

N0. 7000324

【Nursing home for the elderly】
  • Kitakatsuragi Gun Koryo Cho, Nara Ken
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N0. 700359

【Nursing home for the elderly】
    Yamatoen Hakuho
  • Ninji, Kashiba Shi, Nara Ken
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The Days of KOYUKAI.

We value the environment where smiles are always beside you.


Name of legal entity

Social Welfare Corporation Koyukai


169, Mitsuyoshi, Kitakatsuragi Gun Koryo Cho, Nara Ken, 635-0823, Japanz

Type of business

Elderly care facility

Name of representative

Norio Matsumoto

Number of employees

580 people (140 men / 440 women)

Year established

May 10, 1985

Employee rights

Annual income

¥2,778,200 (including a twice a year bonus)

Vacation time

9 times per month (shift system) Paid leave
Annual holiday 107 days.

Additional compensation

Night shift compensation ¥6,000/shift
Holiday season compensation ¥4,000-5,000
Professional compensation¥8,000 (certified care workers)

Libur dan cuti

Libur tetap 9 hari dalam 1 bulan (sistem shift)
Liburan tahunan 107 hari
Lainnya Ada liburan dibayar


Once a year

Social insurance

Full social insurance package

Retirement plan

Working hours

Day shift 9:00 to 18:00 (early arrival/late shift possible)
Night shift 17:00 to 10:30 (includes a sleep break)

The staff is important to Koyukai.
The EPA care worker cadets are also our valuable colleagues. We will support your to the best of our ability to make your dreams come true. Let's work together at Koyukai. We are awaiting you in Japan!


Frequently Asked Questions

About work and salary

It is a shift-based system (working hours change daily.) There are the "day shift", "early shift", and "late shift" during which you will mainly work during the daytime, and the "night shift" in which you will work at night. The working hours of the basic "day shift" are 9:00 to 18:00. First of all, you will gain work experience during the daytime, and when you are able to do that well, you will work during "night shifts". Generally, you will work night shifts three to five times a month.

There are nine days off a month. You will not be able to take all of the nine days off on your preferred days, but if you apply on the previous month to have days off on the days of your choice on the following month, it is possible. Of course, there are an additional ten days of paid leave a year.

Occasionally, we may work longer when there are preparations before large events and when there are important meetings, but in general, there is no overtime work or work on days off. Work hard on workdays and properly rest on days off! We find this to be very important.

Koyukai has three intensive-care old people's homes; Yamatoen, Yamatoen Hakuho, and Yamatoen Heiwa. Yamatoen has a capacity of 100 people, and Yamatoen Hakuho and Yamatoen Heiwa have capacities for 70 residents. In addition to intensive-care old people's homes, Koyhukai operates various businesses, and the entire corporation has approximately 580 employees.

Elderly who require nursing live in intensive-care old people’s homes. You will assist them so that they can spend all of their days safely. Specifically, helping them go to the bathroom, bathing, eating, and getting dressed. Sometimes you will do laundry and clean up. Of course, your seniors will instruct you on how to do the work well.

By no means will you be alone in this work. Many staff members will cooperate with you. For instance, even if there is an emergency, it is resolved by all of the staff. Of course, nobody will be personally held responsible, and at Koyukai there are many senior staff members who you can rely on, so please feel reassured.

There are six Indonesian EPA care worker trainee candidates and one candidate welfare worker working at Koyukai. Two Indonesians will join the workforce this year as well. There are not yet any Filipino care worker trainee candidates, but the people are used to working together with foreigners.

The clothes differ a little bit depending on the facilities. Uniforms are worn at Yamatoen. Uniforms are not worn at Yamatoen Hakuho and Yamatoen Heiwa and basically, polo shirts are worn as upper wear, and as a rule trousers are worn for lower wear, so please provide those yourself. We will pay 10,000 yen once a year for clothing expenses.

The monthly salary is 164,400 yen. However, social security, taxes, and rent will be deducted from this. Net income is approximately 120,000 to 130,000 yen.

There are! Bonuses are paid twice a year. Also, every year a bonus of 5.0 months is paid. Together, bonuses, monthly wages, and night work allowance (four times a month) add up to a yearly salary of over 3,000,000 yen.

Of course, there are. Salary raises are once per year.

About studying

Two hours, twice a month, we have a Japanese teacher come to teach Japanese. Furthermore, in addition to that, there is someone in charge of studies at each of the facilities, and you will study two to three times a week within the facilities. The contents include texts and diaries, and small examinations, etc. will also be conducted.

About daily life

The corporation will prepare an apartment. It is situated close to your workplace, at a distance of approximately five to fifteen minutes by bicycle. In the case of shared apartments, each person will have their own room. Bathroom, kitchen, and toilet are shared. We will equip the facilities with furniture and appliances necessary for daily life. 15,000 yen will be deducted from your monthly salary as rent for the apartment. There is also a supermarket in the vicinity where you can go for groceries.

Even within Japan, Nara prefecture is a place with low prices that is easy to live in. If you are deviceful and prepare your own food, monthly food costs will be around 10,000 yen. Of course, if you eat out every day, you will not have sufficient money. The same goes for utility costs. For reference, average prices are 180 yen for ten eggs, 200 for a liter of milk, 400 yen for a kilo of rice, etc. Additionally, internet access is approximately 5,000 yen a month (half of that if you share an apartment.)

Regarding religion


Since ancient times, Nara prefecture, where Koyukai is, has been a region with a lot of history where the capital was situated. Cities such as Osaka and Kyoto can easily be reached by train (around 40 minutes.) It is also possible to get to Kansai International Airport, which has direct flights to the Philippines, in approximately four hours.

Of course, you will be able to go back to your country, but as are staffing issues to take into account it will be necessary to consult with us regarding for how many days. If you use paid leave and public holidays it is possible to return to your country while still receiving your salary. However, you will be bear expenses such as airfare by yourself.


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