Global Leadership Café lecture series #6: Collaborative Leadership for Diversity and Inclusion: Empowering Sustainable Change in Refugee Employment in Japan
At Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership (ToTAL), we are pleased to welcome Mr. Kunihiko Kabe of the Japan Association for Refugees, on Friday, May 19, 2023 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m., for a presentation entitled "Collaborative Leadership for Diversity and Inclusion: Empowering Sustainable Change in Refugee Employment in Japan". This event will be held in person and online.
For the first time in our Global Leadership Cafe lecture series, the session will be held in Japanese, with online interpretation in English by a former ToTAL student.
Please register using the Google Forms below, regardless of whether you would like to attend in person or online.
Guest speaker: Kunihiko Kabe
Manager, Integration Department, Japan Association for Refugees (JAR)
Lecturer and researcher, Center for Liberal Arts, Meiji Gakuin University
Expert policy advisor/Panel member of Liaison and Coordination Council for the resettlement refugee program of the Cabinet Secretariat
Deputy Director, Japanese Initiative for the future of Syrian Refugees, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
The number of people with refugee/displaced backgrounds around the world has exceeded 100 million, and with the constantly changing environment, the complexity and uncertainty of the challenges faced by the people concerned is further increasing. Under these circumstances, it is very diﬃcult for supporters to solve problems individually; thus, it behooves us to take leadership in solving problems by collaborating with external parties.
In 2022, a decade had passed since Japan Association for Refugees (JAR) established the employment support team. For over ten years, JAR has been involved in providing employment support for a variety of refugees, including refugee claimants, refugees resettled in third countries, and refugees from various countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine. The concept of leadership required in the ﬁeld has changed signiﬁcantly. In the past, leadership was largely about how individuals should be, but now the emphasis is on how organizations and the environment should be. In other words, anyone can play an active role in leadership in the current environment.
In this lecture, the current situation and challenges in Japan's reception of refugees, particularly in the area of employment support will be discussed, and changes in the concept of leadership required to achieve economic independence and the possibilities of the future will be considered.
Date and time
Friday, May 19, 2023 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. (Japan Time)
Venue (for in person participants)
Capacity for in person participation: about 50 seats
In person and online via Zoom
Zoom link will be notified to online registrants on a later date.
Tokyo Tech students, faculty or staff, and the general public
Japanese with online English interpretation
Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership (ToTAL)
Please register using the Google Forms below, regardless of attending in person or online.