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Workshop: Population Changes and the Emerging Social Issues

Join us at our unique workshop. Hear from speakers, learn about the social issues emerged from population changes, and get tips on starting your own project for global and local concerns. 

In our workshop, President Hiroshi Kito who is an expert on Demography will give a talk. Three student groups, The Research Seminar of Professor Nagura, The Seminar Students of Professor Konaka & ESP and Australian Studies Class will give presentations on social issues emerged from population changes. Professor Sachi Takahata will share her research. Dr. Keiko Yamanaka, UC Berkeley will comment on all presentations. The best presentation will be given an award.

Congress of IR (International Relations) 2016, which is part of university reforms, is hosted by The Center for Global Studies, Graduate School of International Relations at the University of Shizuoka in Shizuoka, Japan. The workshop theme, ‘Population Changes and the Emerging Social Issues’ reflects the Center’s commitment to social issues at local, regional and international levels. The Center’s commitment is rooted in the belief that practical knowledge is made through in-depth scholarly inquiries into every aspects influenced by globalization across national and international communities. Congress programming is open to attendees, academics and non-academic audiences.  

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  • Friday, 17 February 2017  13:00~15:45  Doors will open 30 minutes prior.


  • Daikodo, University of Shizuoka 52-1 Yada, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka, 4228526 Japan


12:30-13:00 Registration (at Daikodo)


  • Opening Remarks
  • President Hiroshi Kito's Talk
  • Presentation 1 'An Unexpected Gift of the Population Decrease: A New Type of International Cooperation between Japan and Kenya on Human-wildlife Conflict’ Seminar Students of Prof. Konaka & ESP (E-Satoyama Project)
  • Presentation 2 'Policies for Studying Abroad Based on the Myth of the Inward-looking Nature of Japanese Youth' Australian Studies Class
  • Presentation 3 'Attracting Chinese Tourists to Shizuoka Prefecture' The Research Seminar of Professor Nagura

14:35-14:45 Break


  • Professor Sachi Takahata’s Research Local Policy and Support for Vietnamese, Brazilians and Filipinos in the Manufacturing City Hamamatsu
  • Doctor Keiko Yamanaka's Comments
  • Plenary Discussion Facilitator: Professor Yuka Ishii
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Closing Remarks and Farewell


  • Takahito Sawada, Center for Global Studies
  • E-mail: sawada (at)
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