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Hokkaido Workshop on Immigration Policy and Border Security in Japan
21 April 2018

8:00 – 8:30 Coffee

8:30 – 9:00 Introductory Remarks

Ken Endo

Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

Edward Boyle


9:00 – 10:45 Contextualizing Border Policies in Japan

Chair: Edward Boyle

Discussant: Birte Wassenberg


Noell Wilson

Historical Japan in a 21st Century Pacific Maritime World”

Jonathan Bull

The legacy of reverse migration in Postwar Japan”

Junichi Akashi

TBA [in Japanese]


11:00 – 12:15 Agenda Setting and Immigration Control in Japan - When is migration policy not migration policy?

Chair: Naomi Chi

Discussant: Oliver Schmidtke


Yoshito Enomoto

Foreign Care Workers and Nurses in Japan: Economic Stimulus or Migration Policy?”

Hiroshi Kimizuka

Administration of Immigration Control in Japan” [in Japanese]


13:15 – 14:30 Locating Japanese policy: Asian border and migration regimes

Chair: Iwashita Akihiro

Discussant: Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly


Reiko Ogawa

Care and Migration Regimes in Japan, Taiwan, and Korea” 

Ed Pulford



14:30 – 15:00 Wrapping-up: Borders and Immigration in Japan

April 19, 2018

UBRJ seminar ‘First lessons from the Borders in Globalization research program’

Date: April 19, 2018 [16:30-18:00]
Venue: The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University, Room 401
Invited speaker: Dr. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly (Professor of University of Victoria in Canada)
Title: ‘First lessons from the Borders in Globalization research program’
Working language: English


Dr Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly is a political scientist specializing in comparative and urban politics. Since 2001 he has worked at the School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, Canada. He is also the director of the Borders in Globalization project.


Contact: Jonathan Bull ( j_e_bull[at] )


Past events

2-5 April 2014

56th Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) Annual Conference

Venue: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The final program of the conference is here.

9-13 June 2014

Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) First World Congress

"Post-Cold War Borders: Global Trends and Regional Responses"
Venue: Joensuu, Finland & St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Day 1 & 2 (9 & 10 June): Conference in Joensuu, Finland
Day 3 (11 June): Transportation & Excursion - Joensuu-Imatra-Vyborg-St. Petersburg
Day 4 & 5 (12 & 13 June): Conference in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
The preliminary program is here.
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