NEWInternational Symposium(12/14): The Age of the Second-Generation of Migrants: Overcoming Ethnic Inequalities (Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus)

Friday,November 29,2019

International Conference on The Age of the Second Generation of Migrants: Overcoming Ethnic Inequalities


Although children of migrants in Japan have become increasingly salient in the world of sport or entertainment, they are still suffering from ethnic inequalities. How can we narrow the gap in educational attainment? In this conference, we will first examine how socio-economic background, ethnic origin, and gender shaped the educational inequalities in children of migrants, using the cases of the USA and France. Second-generation researchers address the question based on their fieldwork in Japan.


December 14, 2019 (Sat.) 10:30-17:00

Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Building #2 Room 1702

(English-Japanese simultaneous translation available.)

Keynote Lecture 1

"Unequal Contexts and the Adult Outcomes of Children of Immigrants in the United States"

Cynthia Feliciano (University of Washington in St. Louis)

Keynote Lecture 2

"Children of Immigrants in French Schools: Inequalities from Primary School to Higher Education"

Mathieu Ichou (National INstitute of Demography, Paris)

Panel Presentation

"Educational Opportunities for Japan's Migrant Second Generation: The Role of Institutions"

Higuchi Naoto (Tokushima University)

"Career Development Support for the Children of Immigrants: The Case of Mie Prefecture"

Rosa Mercedes Ochante Murray (St. Andrew's University of Education)

"Children of Immigrants and Ethnic Communities: The Case of Moka City"

Kohatsu Jose (Ph.D. Candidate, Utsunomiya University)

"Educational Achievement of Second Generation Immigrant Youth in Brazillian Schools in Japan"

Rafaela Yoshiy Olivares (Ph.D. Student, the University of Tokyo)

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