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This webinar to be held on 21 April at 9am (BST)/5pm (JST) explores the impact of Covid-19 on migrants with precarious legal status in the UK and Japan. It examines 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 (IRiS, 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 (@nandosigona, IRiS, University of Birmingham)
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.