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On Dec 15, "Social Integration of Refugees"
-European experiences and thoughts on the acceptance of refugees in Japan-
(Thursday, December 15th, 2016)

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 Sustained persecution and prolonged conflict, particularly in Africa and the Middle East, has led to a growing flow of refugees to neighboring and European countries. Indeed, by the end of 2015, the number of displaced people worldwide had grown to over 60 million. Since it became party to the UN Refugee Convention in 1981, Japan has sheltered around 14,000 people from global humanitarian crises and, after becoming the first Asian nation to start Refugee Resettlement Program in 2010, has welcomed 31 refugee families (totaling 123 individuals) from Myanmar.



 The SPF focuses on conducting empirical research around the issues of refugee resettlement and social integration amongst local communities, both domestically and abroad, and also produces a "regional resettlement guidebook" for local Japanese communities thinking of welcoming refugees. In this vein, the SPF is pleased to welcome two European local government delegates who are currently playing a leading role in support of refugee resettlement in their respective communities. The delegates will speak about how they have dealt with issues arising from refugee resettlement in their community as well as discussing the implications and outlook for Japan's acceptance of refugees going forward. We look forward to welcoming you to what is sure to be a lively and informative discussion.



On Dec 15, "Social Integration of Refugees"
-European experiences and thoughts on the acceptance of refugees in Japan-
Dates & Time
Thursday, December 15th, 2016, 17:00 to 19:00 (Registration opens at 16:30)
Venue

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Bldg.
1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8524,Japan(MAP

Organizer
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Program:

"Social Integration of Refugees"
-European experiences and thoughts on the acceptance of refugees in Japan-

17:00-17:10 Opening Remarks: Ms. Junko Chano, Executive Director, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
17:10-17:35 Presentation 1
Mr. Kenneth Forssell, Head of Integration Unit, Lujsdals, Sweden
17:35-18:00 Presentation 2
Ms. Heike Augsten, Director in the Municipal office for Social Issues, Education and Sports, City of Lahr, Germany
18:00-19:00 Panel Discussion / Q&A
Moderator:
Mr. Yasufumi Moritani, Associate Professor, Hokkaido University of Education
Panelist:
Mr. Kenneth Forssell, Head of Integration Unit, Lujsdals, Sweden
Ms. Heike Augsten, Director in the Municipal office for Social Issues, Education and Sports, City of Lahr, Germany
Mr. Kunihiko Kabe, Researcher, The Meiji Gakuin University Center for Liberal Arts
Ms. Mieko Ishikawa, Executive Director, International Social Service Japan
19:00 Closing
Language:
Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese and English)
Other
Admission is free. Registration is required.
Reservation:
Should you wish to participate, please find out the registration form on our website by COB on Wednesday, December14.
* Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
* Please kindly be noted that we do not offer parking area.

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Contact
Ms.Okamoto or Ms.Mori
International Program Team
International Program Department

Tel: 03-5157-5135

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