Webinar: Contemporary European Migrants in Japan

This online seminar focuses on different aspects of contemporary European migration to Japan. Despite being still a largely overlooked pattern of the so-called new-comer migration to Japan, the number of Europeans living in Japan has increased more than three times since early 1990s and involves various migration patterns and flows (Debnar 2016). This event represents an attempt to bring scholars that are focusing in their research on migrants from EU and other countries of continental Europe including Russia and explore different aspects of their migration and lives in Japan.

Event details

Date: December 5, 2020 (Sat.)
Time: 15:00~18:00 (JST)
Language: English

Add to Calendar 12/5/2020 15:00 12/5/2020 18:00 Asia/Tokyo Contemporary European Migration in Japan (webinar) Webinar will include four presentations on different aspects of European migrants living in Japan. Watch live stream at https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/1ebdb26b-b419-4d48-8bbf-44bbe03e70db online

Event will be live-streamed. You will receive a link to the live stream and a link to the Q&A session upon registration. Please, register by clicking the registration button below.


15:00〜 Opening Remarks
         Miloš Debnár (Lecturer, Faculty of International Studies, Ryukoku University)

15:10〜 Community-building of Russian-Speaking Migrants in Japan: Material Lives and (Digital) Visibility
        Ksenia Golovina (Associate Professor, Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University)

15:40〜 Russian-Speaking Women in Japan: Immigration, International Marriage, Community Creation and Aging Trends
        Viktoriya Kim (Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Department of Human Science, Osaka University)

16:10〜 Break

16:20〜 (Im)Mobility and Place-making among European middling migrants in Tokyo
        Helena Hof (Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich)

16:50〜 The Influence of Whiteness on Social and Professional Integration: The Case of Highly Skilled Europeans in Japan
         Adrijana Miladinović(Independent Researcher)

17:20〜 Discussion and Q&A

This event is supported by:

  • JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists, Staying or leaving? Choices of further mobility or settlement of European migrants in Japan, Grant Number 19K13895
  • Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research, 日本をなぜ離れるか―日本在住経験者のヨーロッパ人の帰国選択に関する研究, Grant Number 19KK0315