Population Decline & Immigration in Japan

2014–Present

Japan’s declining population presents a huge challenge. Although immigration is a possible solution, it has traditionally been viewed as a taboo subject and has not been analyzed logically or objectively in Japan. A robust dialogue on immigration is essential to combating and solving the burdens that continued population decline will place on Japanese society. With the goal of playing a guiding role in that dialogue, JCIE is building upon its previous work—including its “Multicultural Power” and “Building a Multiethnic Society and Revitalizing Local Communities” projects—to implement a new series of initiatives that addresses population decline and a vision for accepting foreigners into Japan.

PROGRAM NEWS


2nd Networking Conference Held for the Supporting Youths of Diverse Roots and an Inclusive Society Initiative

September 25, 2020 | Online

JCIE held its second networking Conference as a part of the Supporting Youths of Diverse Roots and an Inclusive Society Program. Participants shared the positive results of their work, evaluated the i…


1st General Meeting for the Humanitarian Aid to Marginalized Immigrants (HAMIS) Project

August 3, 2021 | Online

The first General Meeting of the Humanitarian Aid for Marginalized Immigrants (HAMIS) took place, a project launched by JCIE in partnership with the Japan Platform (JPF) to provide grants utilizing fu…


Lunchtime Webinars for the Supporting Youths of Diverse Roots and an Inclusive Society Initiative

February 24 & March 2, 2021 | Online

JCIE conducted a series of lunchtime webinars as a part of the Supporting Youths of Diverse Roots and an Inclusive Society Program with the aim of deepening cooperation and understanding of the issues…


Sumitomo Corporation Receives Award for Its Charitable Work with JCIE for Foreign Youths in Japan

February 24, 2021 | Online

As part of Sumitomo Corporation’s “100SEED” campaign, it has been partnering with JCIE, having employees volunteer their time and know-how to NPOs that have been selected under our Supporting Youths o…


3rd Networking Conference Held for the Supporting Youths of Diverse Roots and an Inclusive Society Initiative

February 9, 2021 | Online

JCIE held its third networking conference as a part of the Supporting Youths of Diverse Roots and an Inclusive Society Program, where participants discussed the theme of “Income Generation of Internal…


3rd Roundtable on Japan's Migration Policy FY2020

December 16, 2020 | Online

The third Roundtable on Japan’s Migration Policy held in FY2020 took place as a hybrid meeting and featured an active discussion on issues related to the livelihoods and education of foreign residents…


JCIE Partners with Sumitomo Corporation to Support Diverse Roots, Inclusive Society Initiative

October 31, 2020 | Japan

Sumitomo Corporation has announced that they will partner with JCIE on the Supporting Youths of Diverse Roots and an Inclusive Society (SYDRIS) Initiative , which was launched earlier this year in Jap…


2nd Roundtable on Japan’s Migration Policy FY2020

September 16, 2020 | Online

The 2nd Roundtable on Japan’s Migration Policy held in FY2020, which focused on the theme of “The Impact of COVID-19 on Employment and the Daily Lives of Foreign Residents Living in Japan.”


Roundtable on the Impact of COVID-19 for Foreign Residents in Japan

August 19, 2020 | Online

This online webinar, conducted as part of JCIE’s program on Immigration in Japan, brought together around 110 researchers and representatives from local governments, NPOs, the media, foundations who a…


First Networking Conference Held for the Supporting Youths of Diverse Roots and an Inclusive Society Initiative

May 29, 2020 | Online

JCIE held its first networking Conference as a part of the Supporting Youths of Diverse Roots and an Inclusive Society Program. About 30 participants from the eight organizations implementing the sele…


1st Roundtable on Japan's Migration Policy FY2020

May 21, 2020 | Online

The first in JCIE’s rountables on Japan’s Migration Policy for 2020, which focused on the subject of the impact of COVID-19 on foreign residents living in Japan


JCIE Announces Grantees for Supporting Youths of Diverse Roots and an Inclusive Society Program

May 7, 2020 | Tokyo

In the hopes of opening the doors to a brighter future for young people of foreign origins who are living in Japan, JCIE has launched a major grant program, Supporting Youths of Diverse Roots and an I…


Welcoming Foreign Workers and Japan's Future | Fukuoka Symposium

November 26, 2019 | Fukuoka, Japan

JCIE’s Roundtable on Japan’s Migration Policy held an outreach symposium in Fukuoka to discuss topics their recommendations and seek input on immigration-related issues in Japan.


Listening to the Views of Migrants—Japanese and Korean Societies Living with Migrants

November 12, 2019 | Tokyo, Kochi, Aichi

A diverse group of experts on immigration and representatives from the immigrant communities of both Japan and Korea gathered for this symposium to share the lessons of the Japan–South Korea Immigrati…


2nd Roundtable on Japan's Migration Policy FY2019

September 24, 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

The third in a series of roundtables that are exploring the content of Japanese laws concerning foreigners residing in Japan.

RELATED ARTICLES


Japan Looks to Accept More Foreigners in Key Policy Shift

Reporting by Ami Miyazaki and Kantaro Komiya, Writing by Chang-Ran Kim, Reuters

November 18, 2021

Toshihiro Menju, managing director of JCIE/Japan, comments on Japan’s need to welcome foreign workers as it grapples with demographic change in this Reuter’s article.


Japan May Allow Immigration of Hong Kong Financial Sector, Specialized Workers

Palash Gosh, International Business Times

June 12, 2020

Article on Japan potentially allowing immigration of Hong Kong financial sector workers. Features quotes from Toshihiro Menju, Managing Director and Chief Program Officer at JCIE


Japan’s Historic Immigration Reform: A Work in Progress

Toshihiro Menju, nippon.com

Feb 6, 2019

Toshihiro Menju analyzes the recent, controversial new reforms and their implications for Japanese immigration policy and the future of Japanese society.


Invite Foreign Interns to Settle in Japan, Think Tank Says

Tomohiro Osaki, Japan Times

October 29, 2014

Japan Times coverage of a policy proposal put forth as part of JCIE’s program on Population Decline & Immigration., which recommends that Japan replace its discredited national foreigners’ trainee pro…