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Surviving COVID-19: Vulnerable migrants in Japan and the UK

Wednesday 21 April 2021 (09:00-10:00)

A NODE UK|Japan webinar

This jointly organised webinar will explore the impact of Covid-19 on migrants with precarious legal status in the UK and Japan. It will examine how migration governance in the context of a public health crisis can exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and produce new ones, affecting disproportionally migrant communities already at the margin of our societies.


Professor Jenny Phillimore (University of Birmingham, UK) – 'We are forgotten': Forced migration, sexual and gender-based violence and COVID-19

Professor Gracia Liu Farrer (IAM, Waseda University, Japan) – Surviving COVID-19: Nepalese restaurant workers in Japan


Professor Nando Sigona (IRiS, University of Birmingham)

Time of the event

0900 BST/1800 JST

NODE UK|Japan is a research network set up by the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRIS) and Waseda University’s Institute of Asian Migrations (IAM) to undertake comparative research exploring old and new migrations and processes of diversification in UK and Japan The network is funded by the UK’s ESRC and the Japan Foundation. The NODE UK|Japan network is working to create a sustainable network of academics

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