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