Briefing session on course outcome

Briefing Session
  • Date and time:July 16th, 2015, 15:30-17:00
  • Venue:Lecture Hall (AIU)

The PBL course (GSP394) titled “Transnational Community and Immigrant Incorporation in Japan and the U.S.” began at UC Berkeley with 10 students, of which five were AIU students and five were from UC Berkeley.

After attending intensive lectures taught by instructors Dr. Keiko Yamanaka, UC Berkeley, and Associate Professor Takeshi Akiba, AIU, and conducted field studies in Berkeley, all students relocated to Japan where they conducted a field study of foreign residents and workers in Tokyo and Shizuoka, and another field study of the Filipino community in Akita. The students interviewed Filipino females living in the southern part of Akita prefecture and also visited government agencies, a regional Japanese language school, a Catholic church and various support organizations to perform hearing surveys, during which the students pursued research areas they were respectively interested in.

At the briefing session, multi-faceted presentations on immigration-related topics such as how immigrants are mutually supported by establishing a community in social diversity with multiple identities, and how nations and societies are supporting these immigrants, was held by the students in English.

Theme 1の発表

Presentation of Theme 1

Kodai Ueno (AIU)

Kodai Ueno (AIU)

Maite Funabashi (AIU)

Maite Funabashi (AIU)

Hikari Kumagai (AIU)

Hikari Kumagai (AIU)

Rachel Ng (UCB)

Rachel Ng (UCB)

熱心に聞き入る聴衆

Audience listening to presentations

Theme 2の発表

Presentation of Theme 2

Jai Yee (UCB)

Jai Yee (UCB)

Arisa Ozaki (AIU)

Arisa Ozaki (AIU)

Jordan Cisneros (UCB)

Jordan Cisneros (UCB)

Ronald Saito (AIU)

Ronald Saito (AIU)

熱心に聞き入る聴衆

Audience listening to presentations

Theme 3の発表

Presentation of Theme 3

Benny Corona (UCB)

Benny Corona (UCB)

Craig Dermody (UCB)

Craig Dermody (UCB)

熱心に聞き入る聴衆

Audience listening to presentations

Dr. Keiko Yamanaka(UCB)

Dr. Keiko Yamanaka(UCB)

Dr. Takeshi Akiba(AIU)

Dr. Takeshi Akiba(AIU)

質疑応答

Q & A session after presentations

会場からの質問に応える学生

Student answering questions from audience

会場からの質問に応える学生

Student answering questions from audience

会場からの質問

Audience asking questions

Presentations
Theme 1: Filipina Women, Family and Community

GSP394 Theme #1
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Kodai Ueno (AIU)
“Filipina Oyome-san: Socially and Culturally Constructed Gender Roles”
Maite Funabashi (AIU)
“On a Wing and a Prayer: The Comforts of Catholicism for Filipina Migrants”
Hikari Kumagai (AIU)
“Filipina Wives Cooking Miso Soup: Assimilation or Pluralism for the Immigrants in Japan”
Rachel Ng (UCB)
“Welcome Home: Inviting Immigrant Women to Build Families in Japan”

Theme 2: Identity, Education and Social Mobility of Transnational Community

GSP394 Theme #2
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Jai Yee (UCB)
“Intersections of Immigrant Incorporation: LGBTQ Individuals Transversing Borders through Intimate Worlds”
Arisa Ozaki (AIU)
“From Double Limited to Double Talented: A Space for Returnee Children”
Jordan Cisneros (UCB)
“Education of Brazilian Youth in Japan: Continuing School or Dropping Out?”
Ronald Saito (AIU)
“Learned Helplessness and upward Mobility in the Japanese Brazilian Community”

Theme 3: Labor, Employment and Occupation

GSP394 Theme #3
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Benny Corona (UCB)
“Neglect in Japan: Migrant Labor Workers and the Preservation of Labor Rights”
Craig Dermody (UCB)
“We Are Here, We Are human: Addressing Japan’s Future Employment Demands Through Immigrant Incorporation”