New York City TUJ Korea-Japan dinner
Professor Ayumi Takenaka. She will lead discussion on “should and can Japan become a land of immigrants?” Given Japan’s declining population — and more important a decline in its labor force – and low fertility rate, immigration appears as one of the logical solutions to the country’s demographic crisis, but it also raises complex issues.
Yoshiko Tanaka-Shichinohe (in Sapporo)
Nancy Yao Maasbach, Executive Director, Yale-China Association.
Robert Dujarric, Temple University Japan Campus, Tokyo.
Devin Stewart, Carnegie Council, New York City.
Mao (Nogawa) Nakai, Deloitte & Touche, New York City.
Prof. Ayumi Takenaka
associate professor of sociology at Bryn Mawr College
Ayumi Takenaka is an associate professor of sociology at Bryn Mawr College. Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of global human mobility – who moves, who doesn’t, and what consequences does it have for social inequality and people’s identities? Her current research projects include foreign migrants’ social mobility in Japan, Peruvian migrants across countries, and the globalization of higher education.