Immigration at the National and Local Level in Japan
With support from CCIS and participation from co-director David FitzGerald, UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) hosts a two-day conference featuring leading academics from Japan, Brazil, Australia, and the United States who will examine the impact of future economic growth and community relations in Japan and the United States.
Admission is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Friday, May 6, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Ulrike Schaede, UC San Diego and Kazuhisa Nishihara, Nagoya University
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Ulrike Schaede, UC San Diego and Lindsey Sasaki, New York University
Session 1 – What is Immigration and its Implication for Japan, the United States, and Europe?
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Yuri Okina, Japan Research Institute
“Japan’s challenge with economic growth and demographic situation”
- Teruyuki Komatsu, Nagoya Gakuin University
“Brief history of Japanese immigration abroad since Meiji period”
- Apichai Shipper, University of Southern California
“Japan’s immigration politics in comparative perspective”
- Tadamasa Murai, Nagoya City University
“Japan’s distinct immigration policy in comparison with the U.S.A. and EU”
David Fitzgerald, UC San Diego and Nancy Gilson, UC San Diego
Session 2 – The Economic and Demographic Effects of Immigration in Japan and the United States
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Kyoji Fukao, Hitosubashi University
“The Economic Impact of Migration: Productivity Analysis for Japan and the US at the National and the Local Level”
- Junichi Goto, Keio University
“Aging, Migration, and Female Workers in Japan: The Impact on Future Economic Growth”
Gordon Hanson, UC San Diego
Session 3 – The Education and Adaptation of Migrant Children in Japan and the United States
2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
- June Gordon, UC Santa Cruz
“Transnational Migration: Identity and Schooling of Nikkei Youth.”
- Kaori Okano, La Trobe University
“Educating migrant children: multicultural policies and practices”
- Marcelo Suarez-Orosco, New York University
“LISA study of the Harvard Immigration Project”
Christena Turner, UC San Diego and Eiko Ushida, UC San Diego
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Session 1 – The Discourse of Immigration Policy, Citizenship, Multiculturalism, and Nationalism at the National and Local Level
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Masato Ninomiya, University of São Paulo
“Judicial Cooperation between Brazil and Japan concerning the presence of Brazilian workers in Japan”
- Hideki Tarumoto, Hokkaido University
“Transformation of citizenship institutions in the global migration era”
- Joseph Hankins, UC San Diego
“Multiculturalism in Japan”
Megumi Naoi, UC San Diego
Session 2 – The Development of Community Building and Social Movements in Japan
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Kazuhisa Nishihara, Nagoya University
“Immigrants from Asia to Contemporary Japan: Focus on the case of Chinese agricultural trainees”
- Hwaji Shin, University of San Francisco
“Zainichi Koreans’ social movements and citizenship in Japan”
Lindsey Sasaki, New York University
Session 3 – The Integration of Immigrant Workers in Japan
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Keiko Yamanaka, UC Berkeley
“The 2008-09 Economic Crisis, Massive Unemployment of Immigrant Workers, and Efforts to Assist Them in Central Japan”
- Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Nagoya University
“South Americans in Japanese Industrial Cities: Social Environment and the Model of Integration”
Ulrike Schaede, UC San Diego