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Saturday, June 22, 2024
On ZooM

Between Dreams and Realities: Indian Women's Migration Experiences in Japan

This talk examines the experiences of Indian women migrants in Japan, exploring their roles as women, wives, mothers, and workers. Based on ethnographic research and life history interviews since 2013, it highlights the influence of gender on their migration experiences and adjustment processes. The discussion emphasizes their agency in navigating gendered labor market challenges and evolving personal and migration-related aspirations.

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Dr. Megha Wadhwa is an anthropologist, filmmaker, and writer based at the Free University of Berlin. She did her Masters and PhD from Sophia University, is an adjunct assistant professor at Temple University, and a visiting scholar at Sophia University, Tokyo. She is the author of Indian migrants in Tokyo: A study of socio-cultural, religious and working worlds (Routledge:2021). Her current research looks into migration trends of Indians in Japan, Singapore and Germany. She is also trained in fieldwork filming and her documentaries include ‘Daughters from Afghanistan’ (2019) ‘Indian cooks in Japan’(2020), and ‘Finding their Niche: Unheard stories of migrant women’ (2022).

03:00   Welcome Remarks by Coordinator: Prof. Sushila Narsimhan

03:05   Introductory Remarks by the Chair Prof. Yoshiro Azuma

03:10   Speaker’s Lecture: Dr. Megha Wadhwa

03:30   Comments by the Discussant Dr. Eri Ikeda

03:35   Open Interaction

03:45   Concluding Remarks by the Chair

03:55   Wrap up

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Prof. Yoshiro Azuma

Prof. Yoshiro Azuma is currently a Visiting Professor of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He specializes in experimental atomic and molecular physics with synchrotron radiation. His latest interest is the history of science, science education, and rationalism, particularly in the context of Japan and non-Western cultures. Previous appointments before moving to Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2021 include: Professor, Sophia University, Tokyo (2008-2020); Associate Professor, Photon Factory, KEK, Tsukuba (1994-2008); Assistant Scientist, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory (1988-1994); and Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia (1985-1988).

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Dr. Eri Ikeda

Dr. Eri Ikeda is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. She obtained her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees, both from the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. She teaches macro- and micro-economics to postgraduate students, and her current area of research focuses on the global economic system, business cycles, industrial and economic development, and economic security. She also works on energy and environmental issues. She has authored a book: Global business cycles and developing countries (Routledge, 2019).


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