Online lecture series “Japan and International Migration” at LMU Munich, starting from 25 October 2021

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Dear Colleagues,

allow me to draw your attention to the lecture series “Japan and International Migration: Recent Developments, Emerging Dynamics”, which is hosted by Japan-Center at LMU Munich.

Originally kicked off in spring 2021, this series will be continued in the fall with a focus on international labor and student mobility to Japan. Talks will address the contradictory attitudes towards these newcomers as presented in Japanese politics, business, and society. The fall series will pay special attention to the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic had and continues to have on migrants’ lives in Japan and will discuss what the de facto travel-ban means for Japan’s position in the global web of migration flows.

This semester, most talks will take place from 11am CET to noon; for two sessions, however, the starting time shifts to 4pm CET. Please confirm the starting time from the list below. Advance registration via the indicated Zoom link is required. We look forward to welcoming you to LMU Japan-Center for this virtual lecture series.

October 25, 2021, 4pm-5pm CET / 10am-11am EDT
Asst. Prof. Hilary J. Holbrow, PhD (Indiana University Bloomington)
Temporary Migration and Ethnic Inequality in Japan

November 8, 2021, 11am-noon CET / 7pm-8pm JST
Polina Invanova, PhD (Ritsumeikan University and Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)
Reimagining International Students’ Social Engagement and Support in Japan During the Pandemic: The Role of Civil Society Groups

November 22, 2021, 11am-noon CET / 7pm-8pm JST
Assoc. Prof. Yoshiaki Kubo, PhD (University of the Ryukyus) and Assoc. Prof. Isamu Okada, PhD (Nagoya University)
COVID-19 Health Certification Reduces Outgroup Bias: Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment in Japan

November 29, 2021, 11am-noon CET / 7pm-8pm JST
Prof. Yuko O. Hirano, PhD (Nagasaki University) and Prof. Michiyo Yoneno-Reyes, PhD (University of Shizuoka)
Japan’s Scope of Nursing Viewed by Foreign Nurses

December 6, 2021, 11am-noon CET / 7pm-8pm JST 
Assoc. Prof. Nana Oishi, PhD (University of Melbourne)
COVID-19 and Migration in Japan

December 13, 2021, 11am-noon CET / 7pm-8pm JST
Assoc. Prof. Reiko Ogawa (Chiba University)
When Local Meets Global: The Changing Face of Old-Age Care and Migration in Japan

December 20, 2021, 4pm-5pm CET / 10am-11am EDT 
Assoc. Prof. Erin Aeran Chung, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)
Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies

Further details on the seven lectures of the series, including ZOOM details will be updated in due course. You will be able to access them from our website, at: and our Institute’s blog, at:

We look forward to welcoming you to LMU Munich for this series!

Kind regards,

Gabriele Vogt

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Vogt
Japan-Zentrum der LMU
Seminargebäude am Englischen Garten
Oettingenstr. 67
D-80538 München




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