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Lectures on the "Immigration Policy in Japan"


Date: Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 13:00 to 16:15
Venue: Waseda University Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Waseda
University, Building 19), Room 610


13:00 - 13:05
Opening Remarks
Professor Yasushi Katsuma, Graduate School of Asia
Pacific Studies, Waseda University

13:05 to 13:55
Taro Kono, Liberal Democratic Party Lawmaker
Lecture Theme "Prospects of Japan's Immigration Policy" Language: English

14:00 to 14:50
Hidenori Sakanaka, Director General of Japan Immigration Policy Institute Lecture theme " A Japanese-Style National Immigration Plan"
Language: Japanese (English guide in planning)
15:00 to 16:00
Questions for Rep. Kono and Mr. Sakanaka
16:00 to 16:15
Discussant remarks and greetings
Professor Glenda Roberts , Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University

Cost to attend: Free

To register, please access the following website

Priority will be given to the first 100 people.
Contact: Yukiko Abe

Venue access:

〒 169-0051 NW 1-21-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Waseda University,
Building 19)
TEL :03-5286-3877

Waseda University Global COE Program, Global Institute for Asian Regional Integration, " Human Rights Governance in Asia "
University Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Development & Human Rights Research Group.
Tokyo University, Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants

Lecturer Profiles

Mr. Taro Kono
Born in 1963. Graduated from Georgetown University. In 1996, he won the 41st
Kanagawa District 15 election and is currently in his 5th term. From
November 2005 and until September 2006 he served as Deputy Minister of
Justice. In September 2009 he was the runner up in the election of
president of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Mr. Hidenori Sakanaka
Born in 1945. He graduated with a master’s from the Keio University Graduate School of Law. In 1970, joined the Ministry of Justice, and served with the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau. He retired in March of 2005. He has published "The Future of Immigration Administration" (Nihon Kajo Publishing), "Immigration Senki" (Kodansha) amongst numerous other
publications. Currently he is the Director General of Japan Immigration
Policy Institute.

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