Multicultural Japan: Diversity and inclusion in a newly-emerging immigration country

Seminar/Forum

Multicultural Japan: Diversity and inclusion in a newly-emerging immigration country

Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Level 1
Sidney Myer Asia Centre

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nana.oishi@unimelb.edu.au

While Japan is often labelled as 'homogeneous', it has long-standing multicultural and multi-ethnic communities, which have been growing in the last few decades as more migrants enter the country. This trend is expected to continue further as the Japanese government has been relaxing its immigration policy to a broader range of migrants, due to accelerating population ageing and resultant labour shortages.

To what extent are migrants integrated in Japanese society and what are the present and future challenges? This seminar will feature four scholars who have been conducting research on immigration, multiculturalism and inclusion in Japan from different disciplinary approaches. They will address new immigration policy developments, diversity promotion, practices of integration and inclusion in contemporary Japan.

Presenters

  • Associate Professor Nana Oishi
    Associate Professor Nana Oishi, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Jeremy  Breaden
    Dr Jeremy Breaden , Monash University
  • Professor Koichi  Iwabuchi
    Professor Koichi Iwabuchi , Monash University
  • Professor Keizo  Yamawaki
    Professor Keizo Yamawaki, Meiji University