Academia & Science

The Challenge of Migration in the UK and Japan

29 October 2019

6:00pm – 7:30pm

13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle (entrance facing Regent's Park), London NW1 4QP

http://dajf.org.uk/event/the-challenge-of-migration-in-the-uk-and-japan

020 7486 4348

events@dajf.org.uk

 

Migration is one of the most pressing global issues of the 21st century. In the UK, the possibility of a no-deal Brexit in October this year might mark the end of free movement for EU citizens, impacting on low-skilled migration and presenting serious implications for the economy as a whole. By contrast, in April 2019, the Japanese government introduced a new program that seeks to attract 345,000 low-skilled migrants to Japan over the next five years.  This seminar considers the current situation facing the UK and Japan and the demographic challenges ahead. Speakers include: Dr Heather Rolfe, who will speak on low skilled migration in the UK and the threat posed by Brexit; and Dr Nana Oishi, who will speak on the growing phenomenon of ‘brain drain’ in Japan and prospects for ‘brain circulation’.

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