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

020 7486 4348


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’.