Celero, Jocelyn O., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in International Studies, Waseda University
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Contemporary Japan Studies  Japan-Philippine Relations  Filipino Migration to Japan  Japan and Southeast Asia  Family and Youth Studies 


  • BSE Major in History, Philippine Normal University-Manila, 2002
  • MA Asian Studies, (Southeast Asian Studies), University of the Philippines-Diliman, 2008
  • MA Global Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, 2012
  • Ph.D. International Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 2016


  • Japan Studies
  • Filipino Migration to Japan
  • Japan and Philippine (and Southeast Asia) Relations
  • Social welfare, development and policy in East Asia


  • AS 201 Asia in Antiquity
  • AS 201 A Modern Asia
  • AS 236.3 Society and Culture in Japan
  • AS 234 Special Problems in Northeast Asia
  • Life and Works of Jose Rizal (DLS-College of St. Benilde)
  • Philippine History (DLS-College of St. Benilde)
  • Introduction to Global Migration (Sophia University, Tokyo)


2018. “Bonds, Bridges and Links of Hope”: Migrant Support Organizations (MSOs) as Agents of Social Integration of Japanese-Filipino Families. In The State and Non-State Actors in Philippine-Japan Migration, edited by Johanna Zulueta. Manila: De La Salle University Press, pp. 221-254.

2017. “Mothering (in) Which Nation?” Parenting, Citizenship and Politics of Belonging of Filipino Mothers Raising Japanese-Filipino Children.” In Mothers, Mothering, and Globalization, edited by Dorsía Smith Silva, Laila Malik, and Abigail Palko, 183-208. Toronto: Demeter Press

2017. “Growing Up in Transnational Families: Children’s Experiences and Perspectives”. 2017. Co-authored with Theodora Lam, Shirlena Huang and Brenda Yeoh. Handbook on Asian Migrations. Gracia Liu-Farrer and Brenda Yeoh (Eds.). UK: Routledge. Chapter 19.

2015. “Towards a Shared Future?”: Transnational Identity and Belonging of Japanese-Filipino Families in Japan. 2015. In Yuk Wah Chan, Heidi Fung, and Grazyna Szymanska Matusiewicz, eds. The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity and Susceptibility. Vol. II, Chapter 3, pp. 67-94. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 

2014. “In Fulfillment of Motherhood:  An Exploratory Study of Migrant Mothers on Welfare in Japan”, Journal on Global Social Welfare, Springer, Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 179-189, 2014.

2014. “Bicultural Parenting in the Eyes of a Mother:  Filipino Women’s Politics of Mothering Japanese-Filipino Children. 2014. In Lydia Yu-Jose and Johanna Zulueta (eds.). Migration and Creation of Multicultural Society in Japan. Ateneo de Manila University Press, pp. 80-90.