International Symposium

Migration, refugees and the environment  from security perspectives

Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:00-17:30 (Open 9:30)      

Venue: 6F. Multimedia Education and Research Complex, Kawauchi North Campus, Tohoku University

Language: English


10:00 – 10:20   Opening remarks

10:20 – 12:20   Session A:   Migration and refugees in Northeast Asia

Chair:   Akihiro Iwashita (Hokkaido University, Japan)


Hyunjoo Naomi Chi (Hokkaido University, Japan)

     “Where Migration Meets Gender in Northeast Asia: Marriage Migrants and Domestic and Care Workers in Japan and Korea”   

Mitsuhiro Mimura (The Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia, Japan)and

Yuji Fukuhara (University of Shimane, Japan)

     “Temporary Workers from Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Mongolia”             

Sergey Golunov (Kyushu University, Japan)

     “Russian Perceptions of Chinese Immigration: Between Alarmism and Utilitarianism”  

Commentator:   Jong Seok Park (Kyushu University, Japan)

12:20 – 13:30   Lunch break

13:30 – 15:30  Session B:   Migration, refugees and the environment

Chair:   Jusen Asuka  (Tohoku University, Japan)


 Nina Hall (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bologna, Italy)

     “Climate Change, Migration and Displacement: UNHCR and IOM Moving Beyond Their Mandates”

John Campbell (University of Waikato, New Zealand)

     “Climate and Migration in Oceania”

Benoit Mayer (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

     “The climate-migration nexus: an international law perspective”

Commentator:   Kentaro Ono (Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kiribati in Sendai, Japan)

15:40-17:00 Round table discussion

      Chair:   Atsushi Ishii (Tohoku University, Japan)

17:00-17:05  Closing remarks



NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University 

NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University (NoA-SRC)

[Supported by: ]

Japan Consortium for Area Studies (JCAS)

Eurasia Unit for Border Research (Japan) (UBRJ)



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