The year 2008 marks the centenary of the migration of Japanese to Brazil, which started with the first contingent of migrants arriving Sao Paulo in 1908. From 1990, thousands of descendants of those Japanese migrants arrived to Japan as workers. This workshop aims to build a network of researchers currently conducting fieldwork among Brazilian migrants in Japan.
Although Brazilian migrants have settled all over Japan, they have not impacted all Japanese metropolis, as the number of migrants can still be seen very much concentrated in certain regions. Their settlement follows the pattern of the structure of Japanese production. As a result, 60% of the Brazilian population is concentrated in the West part of Japan, having Aichi Prefecture as its center. Nonetheless, increasingly Brazilian population settles in the East part of Japan, (such as the Kanto region), having Tokyo as its center. However, the conditions in both areas differ drastically. Examining the characteristics of this new phase in the migration of Brazilians to Japan would benefit the overall perspective of this transnational migration.
The final report of the workshop will include all the papers presented. In that regard, we kindly advice you to follow the guidelines written below in order to submit your abstract and your paper.
Event: March 15th, 2008, 10: 00 AM to 3: 00 PM
Central Library Building 9th floor, Room 911
Sophia University - Yotsuya Campus, Tokyo.
Open for Undergraduates, Graduates, Researchers and Faculty.
Requisites for participants:
Abstract: Two (2) pages, A4 size, single space. Deadline: February 29, 2008. Please send the abstract by email attachment. Please state clearly your name and position, including your mail address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper: Minimum of five (5) pages, A4 size, single space. Deadline: March 15, 2008. Only papers received electronically by this deadline will be published in the final report.
For those who have submitted their papers by March 15, 2008, a second deadline would be granted in order to incorporate both editions and corrections advised during the workshop. Those corrections should be received at the Center by the deadline of March 24th, 2008 at 1: 00 PM. Please send an email with the electronic data attached to: email@example.com
Guidelines for the workshop:
1. Language of workshop: Please choose either Japanese, English, Portuguese or Spanish. Interpretation will not be provided.
2. Time limit for presentations will be 15 minutes. Questions and answers are included in that time. Please consider to dedicate at least between 5-7 minutes for questions and answers.
3. By March 10th we will inform those registered for the workshop about the order of their presentations on March 15.
4. If power point will be used for the presentation, please bring it so in your USB memory stick. If there is any equipment or material necessary for your presentation, please contact the Secretary at the Luso-Brazilian Center in advance of the day of the Workshop.
5. Unfortunately we are not able to provide for scholarships to cover transportation.
Guidelines for abstracts and papers:
1. Margins: 20 mm (left, right, top and bottom).
2. Do not insert page numbers.
3. When Japanese is the main language, please provide a summary in English, Portuguese or Spanish. When English, Portuguese or Spanish is the main language, please provide a summary in Japanese.
4. Please write clearly the title of your presentation, your name, position, and your mail address. All documents should be written using MS gothic 10.5 points.
5. Keywords should be clearly written after the title and researchers information.
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