2014 Annual Conference

Theme:  Diversity and Social Justice: Toward a More Inclusive Society
Date:  September 27 (Sat) and September 28 (Sun), 2014

Location:  Sophia University Yotsuya Campus, Bldg. No. 11

The deadline for the conference pre-registration is August 28.
(Web Registration Form)

September 26 (Fri), 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm, Tokyo Second Korean Elementary School
(Please refer the page below and see how to apply)

Program Overview
Day One:
Saturday September 27, 2014
10:00-                Registration
10:30-12:20      Concurrent Sessions
12:20-13:20      Lunch
13:20-15:50      Concurrent Sessions
16:00-16:10      Opening Ceremony, Opening Address by SIETAR Japan President: ASAI, Akiko
16:10-18:10      Keynote Speech “Privilege and Oppression: Two Sides of the Same Coin”
Speaker:  Dr. Diane J. Goodman, Ed.D (Diversity Trainer, U.S.)
Language: English (Open to public)
(Co-sponsorship with the Center for Global Discovery, Sophia University)
18:20-20:20      Welcome Party

Day Two:
Sunday September 28, 2014
9:00-                   Registration
9:20-10:20         Poster Session
10:30-12:30       Film Screening: Uri Hakkyo (Our School)
12:30-13:30       Lunch
13:30-14:00       General Meeting
14:10-15:40       Concurrent Sessions

For more information (e.g. Access Map, Notes for Conference Attendees, Presentation Schedule, etc.) please refer the files below.

2014 SIETAR Annual Conference Overview  Schedule Overview, Access Map, Note to Attendees, etc.
Presentation Schedule Detail  Detail Schedule in Excel Timetable 
Conference Proceedings Abstract of Keynote Speech, Film Screening, Presentations

Pre-conference Fieldwork at
Tokyo Second Korean Elementary School

Date and Time: Friday, 26th September from 12:45 pm to 3:00 pm (the day before conference day 1)
Meeting Place: Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line Toyosu station ticket gate (Kosaten exit)
Participants: Anyone interested in Social Justice, Social Diversity, Minorities, or schools for foreign residents.

Number of participants: 15 people (the first 15 applicants—first come first basis)
Deadline for application: Friday, 19th September
Persons in charge: Michiko Tomioka and Jeff Berglundt of SIG Living within Diversity (LiDi)

Japan is not a “Japanese only” nation. It is a diverse country where 2 million foreign residents, indigenous populations such as the Ainus, and the people of Okinawa live. The Tokyo Second Korean Elementary School is located in Edagawa of Koto Ward. The movie— Pacchigi! Love & Peace (2007) was set in Edagawa, and the elementary school appears in the story. Edagawa is known as a historical region where Korean people were forced to live in the past. Being proud of one’s ancestry is very closely tied with one’s identity, and influences his/her self-image in a positive way. The Korean school has nurtured the children’s sense of self-worth. The visit will surely give us insight into the issue of Japan’s diversity and social justice.

Living within Diversity (LiDi) is a special interest group of SIETAR concerned with cultural diversity and minorities, and was established in 2010.

Schedule for September 26th
12:45 pm     Meet at Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line Toyosu station ticket gate (the intersection exit)
1:15 – 2:00    Visit school classes (Korean, Japanese, Math, Music)
2:10 – 2:30    Talk on Edagawa region and the elementary school
2:30 – 3:00    Question and Answer time
3:00            End of fieldwork Free time for a walk around the area
4:30-           Dinner (for those who are interested)


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