From the Foundation
Online Debriefing Sessions of the Projects from the Grant Program “Migrants and Japanese Society”
From the Foundation
update：May 2, 2023
Under “Migrants and Japanese Society,” the Special Subject launched by the Toyota Foundation in 2019, the Foundation provides grants for surveys, research and practical activities that are expected to contribute to building a comprehensive system for accepting foreign residents in Japan. This year, we again held online sessions with the representatives of the projects under our grants and made the archive available on our YouTube channel. The first session was entitled “Financial Inclusion and Changing Awareness” and the second was “Employment Support and Human Resource Development.”
In each session, two projects reported on the background, progress, and future prospects of their initiatives, followed by lively Q&A sessions with the moderators and listeners alike.
While last year’s online sessions focused on areas related to overall daily life, such as medical care, support for children, and consultation systems, this year’s theme focused on the work aspects of life. Needless to say, one cannot separate life from work. To create an environment and systems that allow people from overseas to obtain jobs and continue working in Japan, it is also important to change the awareness and promote mutual understanding of everyone living in Japan. We hope that this report will be helpful to the future activities of those who are active in the fields of accepting foreign human resources and multicultural society.
The full archive (approx. 90 min., Japanese only) and digest versions (approx. 10 min., English dubbed) of the online debriefing sessions are available on our YouTube channel.
【Outline of the Debriefing Sessions】
Tetsuo Kato (CEO, REEP Foundation) Project: D21-MG-0014
Yu Shinagawa (CEO & Founder, An-Nahal Inc.) Project: D21-MG-0042
Shingo Ashizawa (Professor and Vice President, Kansai University of International Studies) Project: D20-MG-0072
Maho Hadano (Coordinator, Door to Asylum Nagoya (DAN)) Project: D21-MG-0016
Yuri Sadoi (Professor, Meijo University) Project: D21-MG-0039
Sayuri Ogino (CEO, B&M Inc.) Project: D19-MG-0086