Event

FY2019 International Forum On Acceptance Of Foreign Nationals And Their Integration Into Japan

  • Date

  • Location

    Akasaka Resident Center Hall (address: 3F Akasaka Community Plaza, 4-18-13 Akasaka, Minato city, TOKYO)
  • Organizers

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

FY2019 International Forum On Acceptance Of Foreign Nationals And Their Integration Into Japan: “Smooth acceptance of foreign nationals in local communities”

Materials from past workshops

Time and Date: October 31, Thursday, 13:00 - 16:00 (doors open at 12:30)
Venue: Akasaka Resident Center Hall (address: 3F Akasaka Community Plaza, 4-18-13 Akasaka, Minato city, TOKYO)
Host Organizations: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Support Organizations: Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), Minato city, Tokyo

While the aging of the population continues with low birth rate and labor shortage becomes more serious in Japan, the number of foreign nationals is increasing and reached the highest, about 2.7 million in 2018, which accounts for more than 2% of the total population of Japan.
Since the new status of residence "Specified Skilled Worker" was introduced in April 2019, the number of foreign nationals living in Japan will further increase in the future.

Under these circumstances, local governments and communities are expected to take various measures in order to accept and co-exist with foreign residents as a member society. In order to realize "co-existence" both foreign residents and Japanese community who accept them need to understand and cooperate each other. MOFA co-hosts with IOM annual "International Forum on Acceptance of Foreign Nationals and Their Integration into Japan," aiming to encourage debate among the people by providing opportunities to discuss concrete challenges and measures.

The forum in this year will discuss under the theme of "Smooth acceptance of foreign nationals in local communities". The forum will give the audience an opportunity to be shared the views, good practices and challenges on the theme.

We sincerely look forward to your attendance.
 

Program (TBC)

* English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation provided

13:00  Introduction

13:05  Opening Remarks by
 Mr. Koichi Mizushima, Director - General of Consular Affairs Bureau, MOFA

13:10  Speech by
 Dr. Maria Nenette A. Motus, M.D.
 Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, International Organization for Migration

13:25  Presentation by a guest foreign expert
 Dr. Lai Ah Eng
 Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

13:50  Break

14:05  Panel Discussion
 Moderator: Professor Keizo Yamawaki, School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University
 Panelists:
  Mr. Soichi Kataoka, Mayor of Soja City, Okayama Prefecture
  Ms. Rie Kato, Director of Nagoya International Center, Aichi Prefecture
  Mr. Toshio Saito, Chairman, TS, Inc.
  Ms. Masayo Shibata, Board Chairman, Japan Indonesia Association for Economy Cooperation (JIAEC)

16:00  End

Registration

Registration deadline: Sunday, 27 October 2019  (Registration period is over)

- Advanced registration is required for attending the forum.
- Those without advanced registration will not be admitted to the forum.
- The application will be closed when the capacity is reached.
- Personal data submitted to the secretariat will be properly administered and used exclusively for the purpose of the management of the forum.
- The secretariat will not send emails, fax, etc. to confirm the receipt of registration.
- The registrants will be notified by the secretariat in case they are not able to attend the forum due to seating capacity.
 

Inquiries

For general inquiries:
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Online inquiry form

Tel: 03-3595-2487
10:00-12:30, 13:30-18:00
(except on Sat, Sun & holidays)

 
For inquiries on the venue:
Akasaka Resident Center