February 1, 2019 at 10:45 pm

Week on Immigration | Integration of Immigrants in Japan, Feb. 6

The Wealth and Poverty theme presents the Ohio University Week on Immigrants, featuring Dr. Charlie Morgan on “Integration of Immigrants in Japan: How My Personal Journey Led to My Research Interests,” on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Alden 319.

Charlie V. Morgan, portrait

Dr. Charlie Morgan

Morgan is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Ohio University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include immigration, race and ethnicity, intermarriage, and minority groups in Japan. He is currently conducting a qualitative research project on immigration in Japan looking at the integration of the immigrant second generation.

Abstract: Japan is experiencing an unprecedented shrinking and aging population. One of the few solutions is an influx of immigrants into Japan, although the Japanese seem reluctant to such notions. Using a national random survey of Japanese people (国際化と市民の政治参に関する世論調査), I explore the factors that influence the public’s opinions about immigrants assimilating into Japanese society. In addition, I interviewed over 50 individuals involved in international marriages in a rural area of Japan. I will be presenting my findings on the immigrant second generation (the children of immigrants). Finally, I will talk about how my own biography has intersected with immigration in Japan. These results of these studies have enormous implications for an influx of future immigrants, especially in terms of public policy towards the integration of immigrants into Japanese society.

For more information on this talk or the Wealth and Poverty Week on Immigrants, please contact Dr. Yeong Kim at

Wealth and Poverty Week on Immigrants

About the Week on Immigrants

Immigration is a significant political issue across the world. An estimated 258 million people worldwide live in a country other than their country of birth. Nearly 50 million now live in the United States.

The Wealth and Poverty Week on Immigrants brings the Ohio University community together to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by global migration flows both here and abroad.

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