Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Venue: Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall, 1F Parliament
Speaker: Naohiro Yashiro, Professor of Economics at Showa Women’s University
Moderator:Robert Dujarric, Director of ICAS
Admission:Free. Open to the public.
* Registration is encouraged, but not required.
Japan’s revised immigration law was enacted on April 1st this year. It is a radical reform by Japanese standards. It aims to attract around 350,000 foreign workers over the next five years to help Japan deal with its rapidly aging population.
The Abe administration was criticized on the grounds that the legislation was vague and too hastily implemented. Also, there is a widespread misunderstanding that Japan finally opened the door to unskilled workers. Nevertheless, the revision of the immigration law has many important implications for Japan and for neighboring countries suffering unemployment.
Naohiro Yashiro is a professor of economics at Showa Women’s University and a member of the Government Council of Regulatory Reform. He received his Ph.D in economics from the University of Maryland, and worked in OECD as a head of the Japan and Ireland Desk.
Director, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies
Temple University Japan Campus