[Blueboard] Japanese Migration

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The Ateneo Center for Asian Studies and the History Department  
cordially  invite you to a talk on


"The Ties that Bind:  Networks of Prewar Japanese Migration from the Tohoku
Region to Canada and the Philippines"

WHEN: December 15 (Wednesday), 4:30 - 6:00 P.M.
WHERE: SEC C, Room 201

SPEAKER: Anne Giblin, PhD Candidate from the University of  
Wisconsin,Madison; ACAS fellow.

DISCUSSANT: Patricia Dacudao, instructor with the Department of  
History. Pat Dacudao obtained her M.A. from the Ateneo de Manila  
University. Her thesis, made possible by a grant from the Philippine  
Social Science Council Research Award Program, is about pre-World War  
II Davao which contained the largest number of Japanese settlers in  
Southeast Asia in the 1940s.

MODERATOR: DR. Olivia Habana, O.I.C., History Department

ABSTRACT:

The northeastern region of Japan, known as Tohoku, is mythologized even now
as an agrarian, provincial backwater ? hermetically sealed off from the rest
of the nation and world.  However, thousands of emigrants from this region
ventured forth during the prewar period to populate the northern frontier of
Hokkaido, ?plant the flag? of Japan in colonial possessions, and seek their
fortunes in foreign lands.  This talk will present the preliminary findings
of two years of research on circuits of migration from this understudied
Japanese region.  Social networks between émigrés and their friends back
home resulted in a blossoming of transnational linkages which bound Tohoku
to places as disparate as Canada and Brazil, Karafuto and the Philippines.  To
offer a glimpse into the multifaceted and complex kinds of migration seen
throughout the prewar period, this talk will focus on two cases of
international population movement occurring on opposite sides of the
Pacific: sanctioned agricultural migration to Davao, Philippines, and
illegal migration to the fisheries of Vancouver, Canada.  While the cases
may appear to differ drastically in shape and form, they share the roots of
the Tohoku region.  This focus on the far-flung diaspora of people from
Tohoku will problematize nation-state centric histories, showing how rural
and marginalized Japanese subjects could extend social networks to places as
diverse as Canada and the Philippines without the direct assistance of the
government in Tokyo.

-- 
Lydia N. Yu-Jose, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Ateneo Center for Asian Studies
2/F Ricardo & Dr. Rosita Leong Hall,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City, 1108
Tel: (632) 426-6001 loc. 5285/5286; (632) 926-4202
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm
Email: acas at admu.edu.ph
URL: http://ateneo.edu/offices/acas/

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-- 
Lydia N. Yu-Jose, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Ateneo Center for Asian Studies
2/F Ricardo & Dr. Rosita Leong Hall,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City, 1108
Tel: (632) 426-6001 loc. 5285/5286; (632) 926-4202
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm
Email: acas at admu.edu.ph
URL: http://ateneo.edu/offices/acas/"The Ties that Bind:  Networks of  
Prewar Japanese Migration from the Tohoku
Region to Canada and the Philippines"


Discussant:

Patricia Irene Dacudao is an Instructor with the Department of  
History. She obtained her M.A. from the Ateneo de Manila University.  
Her thesis, made possible by a grant from the Philippine Social  
Science Council Research Award Program, studied pre-World War II Davao  
which contained the largest number of Japanese settlers in the  
Philippines.







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