The UP Asian Center and the Japan Foundation Manila will hold the “Japanese Studies in the Philippines: A Forum and Nationwide Research Competition Year 3” on 6 March 2021, 8 am – 3 pm, Philippine Standard Time, via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public but interested participants are required to register using an authenticated Zoom account.
PANEL 1: IDENTITY and WORKPLACE DIVERSITY (8:30 am – 9:30 am)
• Hafu, Never Full: Vulnerabilities of Japan’s Mixed-Raced Minority under COVID-19 Pandemic
Jose Villarin, University of the Philippines
• Towards Gender Diversity: Opportunities for Change in Japan in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Samantha Chikiamco, Miriam College
• Workplace Diversity in Arubaito among Filipino Women during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Paul Serafica, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
PANEL 2 | ECONOMY and GOVERNANCE (9:40 am – 10:40 am)
• Encouraging the Next Generation of Farmers in Japan: A Results Chain Framework Policy Analysis
Katrina Principe, University of the Philippines Diliman
• Fisheries in Japan and the Philippines
Eliza Lim, University of the Philippines Diliman
• Strategies of Local Government Units in Managing Revitalization Initiatives: The Case study of Higashikawa town in Hokkaido, Japan
Christel Sobredo, University of the Philippines Diliman
PANEL 3 | LANGUAGE, CULTURE and SOCIETY (10:50 am – 11:50 am)
• Philippine Nikkeijin as Agents of Multiculturalism in Japan and the Philippines
Antonio Miranda, University of the Philippines Diliman
• A Phenomenological Study in Language Acquisition through Acculturation: The Case of the Filipino Immigrants in Japan
Marieneth Malubag, Marinduque State College
• Gender Equality in the Japanese Workforce: Revisiting the Equal Employment Opportunity Law
Angeline de Leon, University of the Philippines
PANEL 4 | LABOR, STATE, and FOREIGN POLICY (12:00 nn – 1:00 pm)
• Navigating Japan’s Foreign Policy from Within: The Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy and its Impact on Japan-ASEAN Relations
Jonald Bagasina, University of the Philippines Diliman
• The Vicious Cycle of Work, Family Life, and Societal Expectations for Japanese Women as Seen Through the Lens of State Policies
Bernadette Buensuceso, University of the Philippines Diliman
• Alienation and Affect in Legal V Moto Bengoshi Shoko Takanashi’s Depiction of Power Harassment
Myra Mortega, Ateneo de Manila University
GUIDELINES: REGISTRATION and WEBINAR PROPER
To view registration guidelines and in-webinar reminders, please visit this page. The forum and research competition showcases the Japan-related research of Filipino undergraduate and graduate students. The event is organized by the Japan Foundation, Manila and the UP Asian Center.
The UP Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.
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