・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ The 169th Multicultural Co-creation Forum, July 24 (Sat) ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ “Analysing integration from the perspective of local actors: A comparative case study of Newham/London and Shinjuku/Tokyo”
Even in 2021, the corona epidemic is not yet stamped out. New COVID-19 cases infected with a variant are increasingly reported in the UK, and the Olympic Games are about to be held under this worrisome pandemic in Japan. As the world- as well as domestic-level disparities and divisions expand in this corona disaster, immigrants and people with foreign roots are standing out as the most affected people. In order to advance toward a co-creative society that embraces vulnerable people and makes the most of our diversity, we need more research and evidence.
We are delighted to announce that Ms. Ayako Oyama, Director of the Society for Multicultural Community Studies, has compiled a doctoral dissertation on social integration and multicultural case studies in Newham, England and Shinjuku, Japan, and will be awarded PhD by Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K. Ms. Oyama kindly presents the findings of her research at our Multicultural Co-creation Forum in the following manners. You are cordially invited to this international online forum that connects the UK and Japan online and learns across time and space. We are looking forward to your participation
Hajime Akiyama, Yasutaka Sekimoto, and Rumiko Akashi Planning Division, Society for Multicultural Community Studies
・・・・・・・・・ Date and time: July 24, Saturday, 16:30-18:00 (Japan time) Online
Program: ・Opening remarks ・Presentation Ayako Oyama, PhD Candidate, Anglia Ruskin University, Director, Society for Multicultural Community Studies This study aims to investigate the concept of integration and policy response towards local integration issues from the perspective of local actors, such as council staff and members of community-based organisations/groups. Newham and Shinjuku were selected because they have the most diverse populations in London and Tokyo. I conducted semi-structured interviews with 24 local actors (9 participants in Newham and 15 in Shinjuku). I would like to talk about the methods used in this research, the findings in Newham and Shinjuku, and the comparative discussion of two findings. ・ Q&A ・Closing remarks
法務省に「不法残留者」、報道で「不法滞在者」と呼ばれる人たちは、なぜ「不法」になっているのか。本研究は38名の非正規移民へのインタビューを通じ、「不法」が法制度によって生産（De Genova 2002）される過程を明らかにした。また、38名は1〜30年、日本で生活していた。何が非正規移民の日本での生活を維持させたのか。その要素を”Migration Infrastrcture”（移住インフラ）（Xiang and Lindquist 2014）を元に明らかにした。多文化研では、 38名のうちベトナム出身の調査対象者の声の一部を紹介する。
Irregular Immigration into Japan : Producing and Sustaining “illegality” KATO Jotaro (Waseda University)
The MoJ and media call irregular migrants “illegal stayers”. However, why do irregular migrants become “illegal”? This research illustrates the process that the legal system produces “illegality” (De Genova 2002) on them by interviewing 38 irregular migrants. They have lived in Japan for one to 30 years. What does sustain their lives? The researcher revealed the elements of that utilizing the concept “migration infrastructure” (Xiang and Lindquist 2014). The researcher will introduce part of narratives of Vietnamese informants in TABUNKAKEN. ーーーーーーー
The Norm of Preventing Statelessness in International Law and Its Influence on Japanese Nationality Law AKIYAMA Hajime (University of Tsukuba) http://id.nii.ac.jp/1130/00004727/
Ph.D. (International Christian University, March 2020)
This dissertation examined the influence of the norm of preventing statelessness in international law on Japanese Nationality Law including Constitution and Nationality Act. Although the norm on nationality in international law, including the norm of preventing statelessness, influenced the 1889 Constitution and 1899 Nationality Act, such influence is absent after that. This dissertation argues that two international factors (the status of Japan in international society and status of the norm of preventing statelessness in international society) and two national factors (the impact of stateless persons in Japan and Japanese national identity) determined the Japanese reaction to the norm of preventing statelessness in international law. ーーーーーーーー
Date:March28，2020 Time:14:00 – 18:00 Venue: Daito Bunka Kaikan Hall, (Near Tobu-Nerima Station on Tobu-Tojo Line) Facilitator: Susumu Shimokawa (IMCS Director) Opening Remarks: IMCS Chief Director Chizuko Kawamura Congratulatory Address: Prof. Dr. Hirohumi Kadowaki (President of Daito Bunka University)
Part<1> The 30-year History of “Society for Multicultural Community Studies” and Value of Co-creation and Synergy 30 years of SMCS and Pacific Island countries “Japanese Immigration Law”and Pacific Islanders Presentation: Dr. Nakamoto, Prof. Emer. of Daito Bunka University “The Universal Paradigm Shift since 1989, Founding years of SMCS = the Fall of Berlin Wall, the End of Cold War, the Romanian Revolution, and the Gulf War” Presentation: Ryuichi Masuda (Former ANN Paris Correspondent, Internet Business Manager, Media Strategy Manager of ABC, IMCS Chief Director) ＜Break 15:40 – 15:50＞
Part<2> Commemorative Talk Session: Celebrating the publication of “Co-Creation through Multicultural Synergy.” “Co-Creation through Multicultural Synergy.”―the textbook for universities, governments and small businesses.
Author and Editor: Masao Manjohme (Prof. of Tokai University, IMCS Secretary General) and Chizuko Kawamura (Prof. Emer. of Daito Bunka University) Other authors: Jun-ichi Akashi, Hajime Akiyama, Yuriko Sato, Yasuhiro Hitomi, Haruko Abe, Kunsun Lee, Hiroko Yamamoto, Iyo Kaku, Yasutaka Saeki, Shin Myoung Jik, Hiroaki Ito, Aiko Nishikida, Jotaro Kato