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Webinar to Consider Support for Migrants under the State of Emergency

Since the end of 2020, the number of people infected with the coronavirus has increased rapidly in Japan and the Japanese government has again declared a State of Emergency. Since May 2020, the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) and SPF have investigated the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and infection control measures on migrants in Southeast and East Asia.  At the same time, Associate Professor Wako Asato of Kyoto University has been conducting interviews with migrant communities in Japan (more than 140 households), mainly in the Kansai and Tokai regions, and investigated issues faced by local governments and migrant communities. Based on these findings, SPF, the Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center (Hurights Osaka), and HRWG will co-organize a seminar to discuss how we can better support migrants under the current State of Emergency in Japan and how we can rebuild better migration governance in Southeast and East Asia.
Date & Time
Friday, January 29, 2021, 17:00-19:00 (JST)
Venue
Microsoft Teams Online Conference
*Join from your browser or app (https://www.microsoft.com/en/microsoft-teams/download-app?rtc=1).
 
Organizer
Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center (HURIGHTS OSAKA), Human Rights Working Group (HRWG, Indonesia)
Program

Webinar to Consider Support for Migrants under the State of Emergency 
 
 
17:00- 17:05 Opening Remarks
 Mr. Itsu Adachi, Executive Director of Asian Programs, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF)
17:05-18:05 Session One: Challenges Faced by Foreign Residents in Japan
Panelists: 
 Dr. Jotaro Kato, Research Associate, Institute of Asian Migrations, Waseda University 
 Dr. Wako Asato, Associate Professor, Kyoto University
Moderator:
 Mr. Nobuki Fujimoto, Researcher, Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center (HURIGHTS OSAKA)
18:05-18:55 Session Two: Issues in Southeast and East Asia and the Potential for Intra-regional Cooperation
Panelists: 
 Ms. Mariko Hayashi, Director of Southeast and East Asian Center (SEEAC) 
 Mr. Daniel Awigra, Deputy Director of Human Rights Working Group(HRWG)
Commentator:
 Dr. Junichi Akashi, Associate Professor, Tsukuba University
Moderator:
 Ms. Fumiko Okamoto, Senior Program Officer, Asia Peace Initiatives Department, Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF)
 
18:55-19:00 Closing Remarks
 Ms. Atsuko Miwa, Director, Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center (HURIGHTS OSAKA)
 
Language
English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation (via interprefy application)
*To use the simultaneous interpretation service, you need a wired earphone and another device such as a cell phone, tablet, or PC in addition to the device for viewing the webinar. Please download the “interprefy” application to your device before the event. To download the application, please refer to the manual shown in the PDF file below.

"interprefy" English manual (PDF)
Reservation
If you wish to participate, please fill out the form from this page by 17:00 (JST) on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Max: 230 people


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Contact
Asia Peace Initiatives Department, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
E-mail: asiapeace@spf.or.jp
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