Japan Studies Across Borders


The UP Asian Center will host a research forum, Japan Studies Across Borders, and the book launching of “Thinking Beyond the State: Migration, Integration, and Citizenship in Japan and the Philippines” on 16 August 2018, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm, Seminar Room, UP Asian Center, Quezon City. Both events are free and open to the public, but seating is first-come, first-served; interested participants are requested to sign up to receive any change to the program.

ABOUT THE BOOK: ‘THINKING BEYOND THE STATE’ “Thinking Beyond the State: Migration, Integration, and Citizenship in Japan and the Philippines” features the nine studies from Filipino and Japanese scholars which address the need to think beyond prevailing state discourses in problematizing human movements between Japan and the Philippines. This they do by focusing on the presence of other actors involved in these processes.

This collection investigates citizenship and nationality, migrant incorporation and integration, human security, migrant welfare, philanthropy, identity, and multiculturalism.

The book may be purchased at PhP 300, twenty-five (25) percent off the regular price of PhP 400. Offer is limited to first 50 copies. VIEW TABLE OF CONTENTS (ATTACHMENT)

Editor’s Remarks: Johanna Zulueta, PhD (Associate Professor, Soka University)
Discussant: Maruja SB. Asis, PhD (Director, Scalibrini Migration Center)
Publisher: David Jonathan Bayot, PhD (Executive Publisher, DLSU Publishing House)

Four presenters will share the gist of their respective chapters in ‘Thinking Beyond the State’ and present their perspectives and experiences on doing Japan Studies—methods, approaches, etc.—not only in Japan and the Philippines, but also in other parts of Asia. Abstracts have been attached:

Conducting Research as a Foreign Student in Japan: Insights and Experiences by Jocelyn Celero, PhD

Doing Multi-Sited Ethnographic Fieldwork by Megumi Hara, PhD

Trends, Opportunities and Pitfalls of Japanese Studies in the Philippines/Southeast Asia by Benjamin San Jose, PhD

Engaging Japan: Reading and Interviewing in Japanese by Johanna Zulueta, PhD The forum will be moderated by Dr. Ricardo Jose, Director of the UP Third Word Studies Center. He is Professor at the UP Department of History and specializes on, among other topics, on Philippine-Japan relations, especially during World War II. ABOUT THE FORUM SPEAKERS Dr. Jocelyn Celero is Assistant Professor at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Dr. Megumi Hara is Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Technology, Wakayama College, Japan.

Dr. Benjamin San Jose is Assistant Professor at the Japan Studies Department, Ateneo de Manila University.

Dr. Johanna Zulueta is Associate Professor of Sociology at Soka University, Tokyo, Japan.