ICJS Event: Chinese skilled migrants - More than a solution to Japan's demographic deficit

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
TUJ Azabu Hall 206 (Access)
Open to general public.
You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
Registration closed

About the Event

Gracia Liu-Farrer, Associate Professor at Waseda’s Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies will give us an overview of Chinese community in Japan, focusing on the new and skilled immigrants who have arrived since the 1980s.

Having a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago, Gracia is one of the leading authorities on Chinese in Japan. Her research investigates Chinese people's economic practices and living arrangements under the conditions of globalization. Her latest publications include the article on the Chinese community in the book Japan's Minorities: The Illusion of Homogeneity, edited by Michael Weiner. London: Routledge, 2008; and “Educationally Channeled International Labor Migration: Post-1978 Student Mobility from China to Japan" in International Migration Review 43 (1), 2009.

Following Gracia’s talk, Ayumi Takenaka of Bryn Mawr College will make a few comments and we will then have a general discussion with the audience.