International Workshop on Acceptance of Foreign Nationals and Their Integration into Japan
“Advancing Vitalization of Local Communities with Foreign Nationals”
February 22, 2018
1. On March 1, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will jointly hold the “International Workshop on Acceptance of Foreign Nationals and Their Integration into Japan” with the International Organization for Migration.
2. Mr. Mitsunari Okamoto, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, is scheduled to make opening remarks. Then Ambassador William Lacy SWING, Director General of International Organization for Migration scheduled to make keynote speech.
3. Under the theme of "Advancing Vitalization of Local Communities with Foreign Nationals", we will focus on the contribution of foreign nationals in vitalizing local communities. Panelists with various backgrounds, such as local governments, private companies and schools, will discuss issues from education to local revitalization for forward-looking relationship between foreign nationals and local communities. Case examples by overseas experts will also be introduced.