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Webinar Series on "Labour, Poverty and Social Activism under Covid-19" (Total 2 seminars)

1st Webinar "Labour, Poverty, and Social Activism in Japan"(March 3, 2021)

There have been drastic changes in people’s life and employment since the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has occurred. A survey conducted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan has revealed that the number of people who have been fired or laid off due to the expansion of Covid-19 has exceeded 80,000. The ratio of layoff and dismissal is particularly high in part-timers, non-regular employees, and the younger generation, and this tragic reality has been gathering much attention from the media and the public.

Relating to this situation, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation will host a series of online seminars on the theme of “Labour, Poverty and Social Activism under Covid-19.” The first round gives an overview on challenges that Japan faces in employment and social welfare, and discusses foresight for social movements together with the frontrunners of social work especially in the areas of urban poverty and labour issues. The second round will discuss implications from Indonesia, where democratization has been realized by the power of people. Considering the issues surrounding the Omnibus Law and its impacts on employment, there will be discussions on the long-term design of social movements through inter-generational collaboration.

We look forward to your participation.
Date & Time
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 16:00-17:30 (JST)
Venue
Online (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)
Program

Webinar Series on "Labour, Poverty and Social Activism under Covid-19"
1st Webinar "Labour, Poverty, and Social Activism in Japan"

 
 
16:00-16:05 Opening Remarks
16:05-16:30 Panelist Presentations:
  Mr. Takanori FUJITA,
Representative Director of Hot Plus/Representative of Anti-poverty Network, Saitama
16:30-16:55 Panelist Presentations:
  Mr. Hiroto WATANABE, Secretary General, POSSE/Editor in Chief of magazine “POSSE”
 
16:55-17:05 Comments: 
  Dr. Eiji OGUMA, Professor, Keio University (Sociology, Historical Sociology)
17:05-17:25 Q&A
17:25-17:30 Closing Remarks
Language
Japanese/Indonesian with simultaneous interpretation (via interprefy application)

*Please note that interpretation will only be available in Japanese and Indonesian.
*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.

How to use interprefy (PDF)
Reservation
If you wish to participate, please fill out the form from this page by 17:00 (JST) on Monday, March 1, 2021.
Max: 230 people

*Please note that participation is a first come first served basis. We will close the registration form when we reach the limit for number of participants.
*Please kindly double check the email address provided in the form before submitting. After registration, you will receive a temporary registration confirmation email. Please click the registration completion URL in the email within 24 hours of receiving it to finalize your registration.
*If you do not receive an email regarding your registration, please kindly also check the spam email box.
*The information regarding the webinar URL will be sent the day before the webinar to those who registered.


-Regarding registration for 2nd webinar-
This page contains the registration form for the 1st webinar "Labour, Poverty, and Social Activism in Japan" on March 3, 2021. If you also wish to participate in the 2nd webinar "Indonesia’s Social Activism and Implications to Japan" taking place on March 12, please kindly register from the page here.

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

For media inquiries:
E-mail: spfpr@spf.or.jp
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