News and Announcements
29 Jul 2023
[CALL FOR PAPERS] Waseda WIAPS/IAM: International Symposium: Democratizing International Student Mobility, Japan, February 2-3, 2024
The Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies and The Waseda Institute of Asian Migrations are jointly organizing the international symposium “Democratizing International Student Mobility.” This symposium aims to examine international student mobility in the contemporary era with a specific focus on the issue of inequality and the practices and experiences related to the possibility of democratization of international education.
19 May 2023
July 5 2023: [Mini-symposium] Vietnamese Migrant Workers in Japan and the UK
A mini-symposium (in-person and online) with Dr. An Huy Tran (Bielefeld University), Dr. Sebastian Rumsby (Queen Mary University of London) and Dr. Aimi Nakamura (Duisburg-Essen University) on Vietnamese migration workers.
** This event will be recorded
10 May 2023
May 31 2023: [FILM SCREENING] Finding their niche: Unheard stories of migrant women - A film by Megha Wadhwa
Through personal narratives told by Indian migrant women, we examine past, present and future expectations and see how these affect their roles as Indian women, wives, mothers, and workers in a foreign country, as well as the challenges they faced in ‘Finding their Niche’.
27 Mar 2023
[A conversation with Xiang Biao] Forced competition and existential comparisonism: Experiences in China and Japan (2023/04/07)
Method of differentiation has profound consequences, including the widespread mental stress that young people face in China, Japan, and other parts of the world today. In this conversation, participants are invited to share their personal experiences and observations about this phenomenon.
11 Dec 2022
[January 11 2023] Academic Webinar: Women Migrants, Emotions, and Digital Entrepreneurship between China and Taiwan
Dr. Beatrice Zani will have a talk titled "Women Migrants, Emotions, and Digital Entrepreneurship between China and Taiwan." The event is co-sponsored by the Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies.
20 Oct 2022
[November 11 2022] Academic Seminar: Removing walls and fences in the 21st century. Towards a new paradigm of borders, free movement, and people?
Dr. Diego Acosta (University of Bristol) will have a talk titled "Removing walls and fences in the 21st century. Towards a new paradigm of borders, free movement, and people?" The event is co-sponsored by The Global Asia Research Center.
30 Jun 2022
[July 26 2022]
Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Colloquium Series
Jocelyn O. Celero (Asian Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman) will have a talk titled "Intergenerational Intimacies and Mobilities in Transnational Families: The Experiences of Japanese-Filipino Children." The event is co-sponsored by the Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies.
31 May 2022
[June 22 2022] Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Colloquium Series
Prof. David Slater (Sophia University) and Rosa Barbaran will have a talk with film clips titled "Hustle, abuse and making ends meet: work in Tokyo as a refugee asylum seeker." The event is co-sponsored by the Waseda Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies.
31 May 2022
Postponed event: June 16
The talk titled "How do Japanese immigration authorities exercise 'Administrative discretion' over undocumented foreigners? – the reality of detention facilities" by Journalist Yugo Hirano (Kyodo News Agency) will be postponed due to the speaker's availability. We will announce the new date and time once they are decided.