International Symposium and Junior Scholars’ Workshop
 Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Transnational Sociology Program
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DAY1 Friday, June 21, 2013 13:30-17:30
      Junior Scholars’ Workshop on Transnational Sociology

  DAY2 Saturday, June 22, 2013 10:15-17:00
      International Symposium:
      Comparing Regional Perspectives of Transnational Sociology

  Venue: Hitotsubashi University, East Campus, Mercury Tower 7th Floor, Hall

Statement of Purpose:

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the Transnational Sociology Program in the Graduate School of Social Sciences at Hitotsubashi University. Over these two decades, the field of transnational sociology in Japan has made significant progress; importantly it has successfully incorporated younger talented scholars. Now it is time, we believe, to reexamine the status quo of this field of studies and, on the basis of our diversification into multiple fields of research, to move our program to the next developmental stage.
  To this end, we are holding an international symposium at Hitotsubashi University on June 21-22 to which we have invited three distinguished scholars in transnational sociology. Two of the three experts come from North America, where research in this field first developed, and one works in Europe, where the study of transnational mobility has gained a new dynamic in recent years. Bringing them together with researchers who work in Asia, though not always on it, we are making a singular move to establish a tri-regional perspective in transnational sociology, drawing on expertise from Europe, the United States and East Asia. Our critical aim is to assess whether and how research perspectives are embedded in historically structured regional contexts. We also see this scholarly meeting as a great opportunity to begin an intense dialogue among transnational sociologists researching different regions and to more fully share what we, in Japan-based transnational sociology, have achieved. We welcome active participation of experts, researchers in broader social sciences, and students from within as well as from outside Hitotsubashi University.



Day 1 Friday, June 21, 2013
   Junior Scholars’ Workshop on Transnational Sociology

 Moderator:Ruri ITO (Hitotsubashi University)

 Commenters:Alejandro PORTES (Princeton University)
          Mirjana MOROKVASIC (The National Center for Scientific Research - CNRS)
          Luis GUARNIZO (University of California, Davis)

 13:30-13:40 Greetings

 13:40-14:20 Ayami HIRASAWA (Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hitotsubashi University)
      “Increasing Occupational Opportunities of Young Vietnamese in Transnational
       Social Fields:Changing Employment Scenario among the 1.5 and Second
       Generation in Japan”

 14:20-15:00 Johanna O. ZULUETA (Ateneo de Manila University, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow)
       “When Death Becomes Her Question: Death, Identity, and Perceptions of Home
       among Okinawan Women Return Migrants”

 15:00-15:40 ...

 15:40-16:00 Coffee Break

 16:00-16:40 Haruko KUDO (JSPS Research Fellow DC1, Hitotsubashi University)
      “Activating Sexuality and Trauma: Narrative Construction of Mexican
      Sexual Minority Asylum Seekers in the San Francisco Bay Area”

 16:40-17:20 Kazuki MURAKAMI (JSPS Research Fellow DC2, Hitotsubashi University)
      “Educating Adolescents of Immigrant Families in the French Suburbs:
      Dissonance between Public Schooling and Family Culture”

 Day 2 Saturday, June 22, 2013
 International Symposium:
 Comparing Regional Perspectives of Transnational Sociology:
 North America, Europe and East Asia


 10:15-10:30 Greetings … Akihiro KOIDO(Hitotsubashi University)

 10:30-11:15 Alejandro PORTES (Princeton University)
         “Transnationalism and the State in Comparative Perspective”

 11:15-12:00 Mirjana MOROKVASIC (The National Center for Scientific Research)
         “Transnational Mobilities and Gender in Europe”

 12:00-13:15 lunch break


 13:15-17:00 Panel Discussion
  “Developments of Transnational Sociology: The Contexts of Japan and East Asia”

  Moderator: Nana OISHI (Sophia University)

 13:15-13:20 Greeting…Nana OISHI (Sophia University)

 13:20-13:50 Akihiro KOIDO (Hitotsubashi University)
          "Overview of Development of Transnational Sociology in Japan"
 13:50-14:20 Chiho OGAYA (Yokohama National University)
 14:20-14:50 Koji SASAKI (JSPS Research Fellow PD)
 14:50-15:20 Gracia Liu-FARRER (Waseda University)

 15:20-15:35 Coffee Break

 15:35-16:55 Comments and Overall Discussion

 Commenters:Luis GUARNIZO (University of California, Davis)
          Ruri ITO (Hitotsubashi University)

 16:55-17:00 Concluding Remark

               * Organized by Transnational Sociology Program Hitotsubashi University
               * Supported by Graduate School of Social Sicences Hitotsubashi University
               * Funded by Hitotsubashi University Distinguished Foreign Researcher Invitation Program
                        Hitotsubashi International Fellow Program(Inbound)
                         Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Category A: Overseas), JSPS
                        "Comparative Analysis of Selective Immigration Policies"

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                      About a 6-minute walk from the South Exit of JR Kunitachi Station
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