The lecture series Japan and International Migration: Recent Developments, Emerging Dynamics enriched our lunch breaks on nine Mondays spanning from May to July 2021. Designed and hosted by Gabriele Vogt, the series tied in with several courses on related topics that were offered at the LMU Japan-Center during the summer 2021 teaching period. The lecture series was open to the public and some talks drew more than fifty participants from within and beyond the LMU community.
Scholars based at universities and research institutes in Japan, Europe and the US introduced their work in the field of Japan and international migration. Recent developments and emerging dynamics in the field include an acceleration and diversification of international migration flows with Japan increasingly on the map as a country of destination. Our series provided insights into how the increase of migration flows to (and in some cases from) Japan shape and challenge Japanese society, political negotiation processes, and the nation’s economic outlook. In addition, some of the talks we heard enriched our understanding of the history of international migration to and from Japan, as well as our knowledge about Japanese overseas diasporas.
We want to express our sincere gratitude for their compelling presentations and their passionate engagement with the audience to all the guest lecturers of this series! Thank you (in the order of appearance), Michael Strausz, Eric Han, Ryoko Yamamoto, Glenda Roberts & Noriko Fujita, Gracia Liu-Farrer, Aimi Muranaka, Sakura Yamamura, Zi Wang, and Jane H. Yamashiro.
For more information on these and other lectures at the LMU Japan-Center please see our event archive.