Webinar "Native Language Education for Migrant Children: Review of International Norms" will be held on Saturday, October 29th.

2022.09.28

When it comes to educating migrant children, emphasis is placed only on Japanese language education for integration into Japanese society, and the right to learn their native languages, including their mother tongue and the official language of the countries of origin, tends to be neglected. The gConvention on the Rights of the Childh stipulates that all children have the right to receive an education that respects the language and culture of the countries of origin and calls on the contracting states to implement it. In Japan, however, such opportunities are rarely provided by the central and local governments. In this seminar, we will learn about the international norms referring to native language education of migrant children and consider the roles of the governments of migrants' sending and receiving countries in this regard.

organizerInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia University
date and timeSatuday, October 29, 2022
14:00-17:00
titleLectureFgHow the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international norms protect and promote native language educationh
speakerHIRANO Yuji
Born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1967. Involved in different NGOs, including ARC (Action for the Rights of Children) as a Founder, Federation for the Protection of Children's Human Rights (Co-Director), Network for the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Board member), General Research Institute on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Board member). Having followed the work of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for a long time, familiar with international trends concerning children's rights.
languageJapanese-English Simultaneous interpretation
registrationEntry: free/please register from the link below.
https://x.gd/GD1Oz
inquiryInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia University
E-mail: i-asianc@sophia.ac.jp