Webinar Dec 5, 15:00 JST: Contemporary European Migrants in Japan

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I am delighted to announce a mini symposium on contemporary European migrants in 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 the early 1990s and reached close to 80,000 residents in 2019. This event brings together scholars that are focusing in their research on migrants from EU and other European countries including Russia and discuss issues realted to migration, integration, mobility or whiteness.

The event will be live-streamed and there will be interactive Q&A sessions following each of the presentations. You will receive links to the live stream and Q&A session for this event upon registration.


Date: December 5, 2020 (Sat.)

Time: 15:00~18:00 (JST)

Language: English

Format: Online (streaming with Q&A sessions)



15:00〜 Opening Remarks        Miloš Debnár (Ryukoku University)

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

15:40〜 Russian-Speaking Women in Japan: Immigration, International Marriage, Community Creation and Aging Trends   Viktoriya Kim (Osaka University)

16:10〜 Break

16:20〜 (Im)Mobility and Place-making among European middling migrants in Tokyo   Helena Hof (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


Registration: https://forms.gle/GiYeDkfqhAgCkWYRA

Event HP (abstracts and introduction of the speakers): https://bit.ly/38RInNT


Miloš Debnár

Lecturer, Ryukoku University