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Editorial Note
     Michiyo YONENO-REYES and Yuko O. HIRANO


Chronic First Aid: The Scheme for the Movement of Filipino Nurses under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), 2009–2016
     Shun OHNO, Michiyo YONENO-REYES, and Yuko O. HIRANO

"Double Standard Employment" under JPEPA: The Bilateral Agreement and its Implications for Filipino Nurse Migration to Japan
     Yuko O. HIRANO

An Analysis of the Performance of Filipino EPA Nurses in the Practice National Board Examination of Japan Conducted in English
     Yoshichika KAWAGUCHI, Cora AÑONUEVO and Yuko OHARA-HIRANO

Warmly Received but Still Adjusting: Filipino EPA Nurses in Japan
     Cora AÑONUEVO, Yoshichika KAWAGUCHI, Michiyo YONENO-REYES, and Yuko O. HIRANO


Rethinking JPEPA and Beyond
      Fely Marilyn LORENZO

What We Have Learned from Filipino Nurses
      Miyoko MIYAZAWA

Open Forum: A Synthesis
      Janus Isaac NOLASCO


Ilo Ilo by Anthony Chen (Writer and Director)
      Reviewed by Angelo ARRIOLA

Imbisibol (Invisible) by Lawrence FAJARDO (Director)
      Reviewed by Domar BALMES

Asian Women and Intimate Work (edited by Emiko OCHIAI and Kaoru AOYAMA)
      Reviewed by Katrina NAVALLO

Transformation of the Intimate and the Public in Asian Modernity (edited by Emiko OCHIAI and Leo Aoi HOSOYA)
      Reviewed by Wataru KUSAKA


Cold Mountain
     Paolo MANALO

     Thomas David CHAVES

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