2012 International Conference on Japanese Studies

Day 1        Venue: Leong Auditorium, Leong Hall
8:00                 Registration

9:00           Welcome Remarks
Jose Cruz, S.J., Dean, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University

Opening Remarks

9:30-11:30     Session 1:

“Transnational Gendered Migration to Japan: Issues and Challenges in Citizenship and Prospects of Social Integration”
Aurora Javate-de Dios, Miriam College

“Who are the Japanese? Reimagining Ethnic and National Identity”
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Stanford University               
11:30-12:30   Lunch

12:30-3:00    Session 2:

“Diversity of Zainichi Koreans and their ties to Japan and Korea”
Soo Im Lee, Ryukoku University

"Brazilian-Japanese or Brazilian expatriates? - Brazilians in Japan in the 
context of the new 'Brazilian Diaspora'
Angelo Ishi, Musashi University

“Border-Crossing Indonesian and Filipino Health Workers Caught in a Dilemma: Evaluations of Japan’s Human Mobility Projects under the Economic Partnership Agreements”
Shun Ohno, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
3:00-3:30       Coffee Break

3:30-4:30       Session 3 (Workshop) (venue:TBA)

“Promoting multicultural awareness in Japanese classrooms” (max 20)
Margaret Kim, Doshisha Women’s College
Lisa Rogers, Kwansei Gakuin University

Session 4

"The Perceived Discrimination and Social Exclusion of Chinese Immigrants in Japan"
Jie Zhang, Shizuoka University

"Perspectives on African Perceptions of Immigration to Japan"
Habtamu Alebachew Simesh, Mekelle University

"Indians in Japan: Migrant Narratives and the Challenges of 'Multiculturalism' in Japanese Society"
Mamta Sachan Kumar, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore

4:30                 Announcements for the next day

Day 2        Venue: Leong Auditorium, Leong Hall

8:00                 Registration

9:00-11:00     Session 5

“Bicultural Parenting in the Eyes of a Mother: Filipino Women’s Politics of Mothering Japanese-Filipino Children”
Jocelyn O. Celero, Sophia University

“Constructing Identities: Case Studies of Japanese-Filipino Youth in Japan”
Jenina de Dios, Hitotsubashi University

“Filipino Labor Migrants in Japan as Overseas Givers and Nation-Builders: Tentative Immigrants in Multicultural Japanese Society?”
Yellowbelle Duaqui, Sophia University

“Issues in Education to Filipino Children and Children Who Have Filipino Parent(s): From the Viewpoints of Supporters
Kimi Yamoto, Osaka University

11:00-11:15   Coffee Break

11:15-12:45   Session 6:

Japanese Migrant Communities in Southeast Asia, 1900-1941: A Comparative Study of the Agricultural and Fishery Sectors
Teow See Heng, National University of Singapore

Between Nucleo Celso Ramos (SC) and Japan: Constructing Memories, Migrations and Narratives
Karoline Kika Uemura, Santa Catarina State University

“I Am Not Giving Up My Passport!”: Subjective notions of citizenship – identity and belonging among Japanese migrants in Australia
Atsushi Takeda, University of the Sunshine Coast

12:45-1:45     Lunch Break

1:45-3:05        THE CELTIC SAMURAI: Storytelling a Transcultural Japanese/American Family Life
                         Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Stanford University

3:05-4:35        Session 7:
“Labour Market Flexibilisation and the Disadvantages of Immigrant Employment in Japan: The Case of Japanese Brazilian Immigrants”
Hirohisa Takenoshita, Shizuoka University

"Latin American migrant entrepreneurship in Japan from temporary sojourners to permanent settlers?"
Carla Bringas, University of Tsukuba

"The Linguistic Reality of Nikkei Brazilian Children in Japan"
Vivian Bussinguer-Khavari, Kwansei Gakuin University

Closing Remarks


E-Journal Call for Papers

This is a call for papers for the first and second issues of the e-journal of the Japanese Studies
Program of the Ateneo de Manila University. The first issue will follow the theme of last year’s
annual international conference entitled, “Consuming Japan: Society, Politics, Economy and
Japanese Food.” The second issue will follow this year’s conference theme ““Migration and the
Creation of Japan’s Multicultural Society: Workers, Women, and the Next Generation.” Below is
the write-up of last year’s conference.

Although Japanese food is popular in the world today, scholarly explorations of this social and
cultural phenomenon have not been established in the context of Asia. The first issue of the
e-journal would like to deal with this popular, but not fully explored topic of Japanese food.
The field of food studies is huge and there exists a wide range of approaches to the research
of food. Articles submitted should particularly focus on empirical studies on food and society
within the Social Sciences. This seeks to promote food studies among researchers and identify
possible research agenda relevant to Japanese studies.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
- Food in History
- Cultural Ecology of Food
- Politics of Food
- Food and identity
- Representation of Food in Media
- Food Consumption Trends and Society
- Food Production in the Global Economy
- Food and Health

For the description of the second issue, please refer to the conference announcement.

Submission Details:

Articles should include an abstract of up to 150 words and a list of up to 10 keywords.
Contributions should generally be between 5000 and 7000 words in length including endnotes.
Please send your documents either in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format. Email your
submissions to jspadmu@gmail.com

Deadline for submission: 14 October 2011

Call for Papers for the 2012 International Conference in Japanese Studies

“Migration and the Creation of Japan’s Multicultural Society: Workers, Women, and the Next Generation,”
27 and 28 January 2012

We are pleased to announce our 12th International Conference on Japanese Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University, in the  Philippines, from 27 to 28 January 2012. The theme this year is “Migration and the Creation of Japan’s Multi-cultural Society: Workers, Women, and the Next Generation.” The conference aims to provide a lively forum for academics, scholars, educators, and professionals who are interested in issues of migration relating to Japan, and enable the exchange of new and various approaches and perspectives in an informal interdisciplinary setting. 

We are now accepting abstracts (300-500 words) for papers looking at  in- and out-migration and multiculturalism in Japan.  We particularly encourage critical studies in the following areas:

1.       Migrations in Japanese History

2.       Political, economic, and societal contexts of contemporary migration to and from Japan

3.       Gender and Migration

4.       The Nikkeijin and Return Migration

5.       Bi-cultural Families and the Creation of New Ethnicities

6.       Japan’s multicultural society as an offshoot of migration to Japan

7.       Multiculturalism as a framework in looking at contemporary Japanese society

Other related topics are also welcome. Please email abstracts to jspadmu@gmail.com on or before 14 October 2011. All submissions will be refereed.

Venue:  Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines

Dates: 27 and 28 January 2012

Fees: waived

We very much hope to see you there.   

Conference Conveners:

Karl Cheng Chua, Ph.D.

Hiroko Nagai, Ph.D.

Japanese Studies Program
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

This conference is supported by the Japan Foundation in cooperation with the Women and Gender Institute, Miriam College, Philippines.
If you require any further information, please email: jspadmu@gmail.com