Early-Career Scholar Forum

Job-Hunting Among 2nd Generation Immigrants in Japan

Friday, 26 February 2021 | 12:15 - 13:00 (JST)
Zoom Meeting
  • Takahashi Fumiko Project Lecturer, Komaba Organization for Educational Excellence, The University of Tokyo
  • Misako Nukaga Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo

In this presentation, I will explore the transition from education to the labor market for second-generation immigrants and refugees in Japan – individuals who have one or both parents are migrated to Japan or who were born in Japan or migrated to Japan in their early teens -. The challenges that the second generation of immigrants experience at the transition from university/graduate school to the labor market in Japan seem to stem partly from insufficient recognition of their existence by companies, as well as structural factors. I will present the result of the case studies of the three people who have migrated to Japan as refugees and are now working in domestic companies and will discuss the factors behind the obstacles toward racial equity at the transition from education to the labor market.