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Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRIS) & Institute of Asian Migrations

Surviving COVID-19: Vulnerable migrants in Japan and the UK

Date and time:

April 21th, 9:00 GMT / 17:00 JST


Prof. Jenny Phillimore (University of Birmingham, UK) – "We are forgotten": Forced migration, sexual and gender-based violence and COVID-19


Prof. Gracia Liu-Farrer (Waseda University, Japan) – Surviving COVID: Nepalese restaurant workers in Japan


Prof. Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham, UK)

Watch the recording of the event:


This jointly organised webinar explores the impact of Covid-19 on migrants with precarious legal status in the UK and Japan. It examines how migration governance in the context of a public health crisis can exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and produce new ones, affecting disproportionally migrant communities already at the margin of our societies.


NODE UK|Japan is a research network set up by the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRIS) and Waseda University’s Institute of Asian Migrations (IAM) to undertake comparative research exploring old and new migrations and processes of diversification in UK and Japan The network is funded by the UK’s ESRC and the Japan Foundation. the NODE UK|Japan network is working to create a sustainable network of academics

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