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The Center for the Advancement of Working Women
(Josei to shigoto no mirai kan)
5-35-3 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014


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Co-organizers

Glenda S. Roberts, Waseda University, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSAPS)

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Migration and Integration – Japan in a Comparative Perspective

October 23 - October 24, 2007

Presentations

Day 1         October 23rd (Tuesday)

9:30
Registration

10:00–10:15
Opening: Greetings

Satoshi AMAKO (Waseda University)

Florian Coulmas


German Institute for Japanese Studies

Glenda S. ROBERTS (Waseda University)

Gabriele Vogt


German Institute for Japanese Studies

10:15–10:45
Keynote Speech

The Secrets of Successful Integration

Marutei TSURUNEN (Member of the House of Councillors)

10:45–12:45
Demographic Change and Migration

Chair

Adrian FAVELL (University of California at Los Angeles)

Germany as a Model of Demographic Changes in Europe

Reiner KLINGHOLZ (Berlin Institute for Population and Development)

Reforming Migration Policy and Revitalizing Local Economies in Japan Despite a Declining Population - With a View to Regional Integration with East Asia

Yasushi IGUCHI (Kwansei Gakuin University)

Japan's Demographic Problem: Is Immigration a Cure?

Chikako USUI (University of Missouri at St. Louis)

Discussion

12:45–14:00
Lunch Break

14:00–15:15
Globalization and Migration

Chair

Joshua Hotaka ROTH (Mount Holyoke College)

Migration as a Political Challenge – Adopting a New European Migration Policy

Hans-Georg MAAßEN (German Federal Ministry of the Interior)

Internationalization and Transnationalism: Responses to Immigration in Japan

Chikako KASHIWAZAKI (Keio University)

Managing Immigration in Japan: A Comparison with Western Countries

Atsushi KONDO (Meijo University)

Discussion

Day 2         October 24th (Wednesday)

10:00–11:15
Politics and Migration I

Chair

Atsuko ABE (J. F. Oberlin University)

The Japanese Immigration Policy Agenda: The Current Japanese Debate on Accepting Professional and Technical Migrants

Yuka ISHII (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)

Local Citizenship and Foreign Workers in Japan

Takeyuki TSUDA (Arizona State University)

The Challenges for Japanese Immigrant Integration Policy

Keizo YAMAWAKI (Meiji University)

Discussion

11:30–12:45
Politics and Migration II

Chair

Okiyoshi TAKEDA (Aoyama Gakuin University)

From Brain Drain to Brain Gain: Global Migration of the Highly Skilled

Uwe HUNGER (Münster University)

Recent Trends in French Migration Policy Through a Gendered Lens

Mirjana MOROKVASIC (University of Paris)

Aging and Migration: The Case of Canada

Nana OISHI (International Christian University)

Discussion

12:45–14:00
Lunch Break

14:00–16:00
Migration and Integration – Voices from the Grassroots (round table discussion)

Chair

Andrew HORVAT (Tokyo Keizai University)

 

Debito ARUDOU (Hokkaido Information University)
Iris BEDNARZ-BRAUN (German Youth Institute)
Angelo ISHI (Musashi University)
Mitsuo MAKINO (City of Iida, Mayor)
Masami MATSUMOTO (Mundo de Alegria)
Mariko TAMANOI (University of California at Los Angeles)
Keiko YAMANAKA (University of California at Berkeley)
Manami YANO (Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan)

17:30–17:45
Closing Remarks

Glenda S. ROBERTS (Waseda University)

Gabriele Vogt


German Institute for Japanese Studies

17:45
End of Conference

16:15–17:30
Migration and Integration – Japan's Future (final evaluations)

Chair

Junko TAJIMA (Hosei University)

 

Iris BEDNARZ-BRAUN (German Youth Institute)
Yasushi IGUCHI (Kwansei Gakuin University)
Reiner KLINGHOLZ (Berlin Institute for Population and Development)
Mirjana MOROKVASIC (University of Paris)
Mariko TAMANOI (University of California at Los Angeles)
Keizo YAMAWAKI (Meiji University)

16:00–16:15
Coffee Break

11:15–11:30
Coffee Break

9:30
Registration

Day 1         October 23rd (Tuesday)

17:30
End of Day 1

15:15–15:30
Coffee Break

15:30–17:30
Labor Market and Migration (round table discussion)

Chair

Harald CONRAD (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)

 

Hiroshi INOUE (Nippon Keidanren)
Hiroshi KOJIMA (Waseda University)
Taro KONO (Member of the House of Representatives)
Hans-Georg MAAßEN (German Federal Ministry of the Interior)
Akio NAKAYAMA (International Organization for Migration)
Ippei TORII (Zentoitsu Workers’ Union)
Fabrice VAREILLE (Delegation of the European Commission to Japan)

Related Research Projects or Programs

Civil Society and Population Ageing in Japan

Challenges of Demographic Change

Migration and Integration in Japan