- Lecturer: Angelo Ishi (Professor, Musashi University)
- Date: Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:15-1:30 pm (Doors open at 11:45 am)
- Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
- Language: Japanese (without English interpretation)
- Admission: 1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen, IHJ members: Free)
- (reservation required) *Lunch is NOT included.
With the forthcoming FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil is now a focus of world attention. While the mass media in Brazil introduced the achievements of Japanese immigrants in 2008, the centenary anniversary of Japanese immigration to Brazil, the topic was not very popular in Japan. As the time shifts from “exchange” to “coexistence,” there seems to be a need for Japan not only to make efforts to welcome overseas visitors but also develop a different awareness of non-Japanese residents with a variety of backgrounds, including migrant workers and their families. Professor Ishi, who stresses that non-Japanese residents are not a source of concern but a treasury of human resources, will summarize the background of immigration policies in Japan and talk about the keys for awareness-raising for multicultural coexistence. He will also explain common issues faced by Brazilians living in Japan and in other foreign countries.