WEBINAR | Public Symposium Towards a Safer Transnational Migration—Bringing Together Multiple Stakeholders’ Perspectives
JCIE will hold an online public symposium, ” Towards a Safer Transnational Migration: Bringing in Migrants’ Perspectives,” to enhance information access for foreign migrants and promote accountability by comparing the experiences of individuals from Nepal and Myanmar in Japan and Korea.
“At a recent event…, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio told attendees that, ‘we must imagine a society in which we can live together with foreigners’ in light of Japan’s demographic decline. The prime minister should also explain to the Japanese people in a concrete and clear manner that coexistence with foreigners is essential for Japan’s future. […]
“An organization that supports foreign technical trainees in Japan says it received more than 23,000 complaints in fiscal 2021. This comes amid reports about various problems, such as trainees not being paid or being unjustly dismissed. Japan has a program for trainees from developing countries. The individuals are able to learn about technology and acquire […]
Toshihiro Menju speaks at the Foreign Press Center of Japan on the policy measures Japan should adopt to attract and support foreign residents as a way to address population aging.
Japan and South Korea are facing rapid increases in immigration, leading to the development of more multicultural and multiethnic societies. In November 2017, JCIE began a two-year program aiming to facilitate the exchange of opinions on societal and governmental policy proposals to empower immigrants living in both countries.
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 program with a system that invites overseas interns to settle in Japan.
JCIE has launched the National Network for an Inclusive Future, which aims to support the establishment of regional platforms to discuss the acceptance and settlement of foreigners throughout Japan. With support from the Toyota Foundation, JCIE will work with local governments, councils, NPOs, companies, media, and other Japanese organizations tackling obstacles to foreign talent and multicultural coexistence in local communities.
JCIE has launched the Sustainable Aid Systems for Foreign Residents in Japan (SAFOR) Project in cooperation with Japan Platform to provide ongoing humanitarian assistance to foreign residents in need in Japan.
Toshihiro Menju analyzes the recent, controversial new reforms and their implications for Japanese immigration policy and the future of Japanese society.
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