Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Ph.D. in International Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Room 204, Hall of Wisdom
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Contemporary Japan Studies | Japan-Philippine Relations | Filipino Migration to Japan | Japan and Southeast Asia | Family and Youth Studies


EDUCATION

  • 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

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

COURSES TAUGHT

  • 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)

PUBLICATIONS

2018. “Bonds, Bridges and Links of Hope: Migrant Support Organizations (MSOs) as Agents of Social Integration of Japanese-Filipino Families." In Thinking Beyond the State: Migration, Integration, and Citizenship in Japan and the Philippines, edited by Johanna Zulueta, 221-254. Manila and Sussex: De La Salle University Publishing House and Sussex Academic Press. 

2018. "Fierté et honte: les émotions des enfants japono-philippins qui migrent pour études." Migrations Société 30 (172): 35–56. 

2017. "Minami: Two Centerstages as One." In Moving Portraits: Life Stories of Children of Migrant and Multicultural Families in Asia, edited by Maruja M.B. Asis and Karen Anne Liao, 79–84. Quezon City: Scalabrini Migration Center. 

2017. "Rumi and Sachi: Sisterly Love that Binds."  In Moving Portraits: Life Stories of Children of Migrant and Multicultural Families in Asia, edited by Maruja M.B. Asis and Karen Anne Liao, 85–90. Quezon City: Scalabrini Migration Center. 

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.” In The Routledge Handbook on Asian Migrations, edited by Gracia Liu-Farrer and Brenda Yeoh. UK: Routledge. 

2015. “Towards a Shared Future?”: Transnational Identity and Belonging of Japanese-Filipino Families in Japan. 2015. In The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity and Susceptibility Vol. II, edited by Yuk Wah Chan, Heidi Fung, and Grazyna Szymanska Matusiewicz, 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 1 (4): 179–189.

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