Nine presentations on different aspects of Japanese society—delivered during the Fourth Japanese Studies in the Philippines Research Competition on 19 March 2022, 830 am to 2 pm—are now available in the UP Asian Center's YouTube channel.
The research competition seeks to encourage Japan-related research among Filipino students, to disseminate knowledge, and exchange perspectives on Japanese Studies. For the general public, the competition also serves somewhat like a crash course on Japan, giving them a glimpse of various issues that affect Japanese society: foreign relations, labor policy, the status of women and LGBT, Filipina nurses, and Christianity in Japan, among others.
Panel 1: Japan-Philippines Relations
What Awaits: Transitions and Future Possibilities for Japan-Philippine Relations
Chalieh Alob, University of San Carlos
The Past and Future of Japan and the Philippines: Foundations for Strengthened Ties in a Multipolar World
Timothy John A. Jala, University of San Carlos
Panel 2: Economic, Labor, and Social Policy
Linking Labor Policy and Development: A Critique of Japanese Labor Policies Since the Post-Bubble Era
Tyrone Kit B. Agres, University of the Philippines Diliman
Byouin ni Okeru Nihongo no Benkyou no Shikata (病院における日本語の勉強のし方): A Grounded Theory Approach on JPEPA Nurses/Caregivers’ Non-Classroom Language Learning Processes Inside the Hospital/Nursing Home
Daniel Dominic S. Ambat, University of the Philippines Diliman
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Japanese Women in Leadership Positions
Faith Madeleine S. Ong, University of the Philippines Diliman
Sino and Japanese Infrastructure Diplomacy in Duterte’s Build Build Build Program
Chelsea Nicole P. Pineda, University of the Philippines Diliman
Panel 3: Politics, Society and Culture
Rethinking Representation: The Possibility of Advancing LGBT Equality in Japan’s National Discourse
Altamira Chantrelle M. Reyes, University of the Philippines Diliman
Sexual Harassment in Public Transportation: A Comparative Study between Urban Japan and the Philippines
Shannen Liz S. Carreon, University of the Philippines Diliman
Nihon no Kirisutokyō: Narratives of Religious Encounters of Filipino Christians in Japan
Meljoe S. Loreto, Silliman University
The research competition was organized by the Asian Center, UP Diliman and Japan Foundation Manila and held via Zoom. The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman offers an MA program in Asian Studies with specialization on Northeast Asia and a country focus on Japan. Discover the program details.
The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The UP Asian 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. It also 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. As an area studies institution, 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.