Peace as a Global Language Conference

Conference Dates: September 28th - 29th, 2002
Location: Daito Bunka Kaikan, Daito Bunka University, Tokyo
See the 2003 PGL web site for details on the next PGL conference!

Discrimination in Japan's Universities--Symptoms, Effects and Legal Underpinnings (Part I)

Speaker: Arudou

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Despite having one of the world's largest university systems, Japan has a miniscule number of foreign faculty with permanent tenure. Why? Japan's Ministry of Education has encouraged universities to employ full-time foreign faculty on contracts. Also the Japanese courts have made egregiously discriminatory rulings and reduced the scope for further legal recourse. This presentation will focus on educating in Japan as labor law protections systematically erode.