Ethics of Immigration

―Is Japan’s immigration policy justifiable?―

June 15, 2017 6:30 PM (finished)

Johan Rochel

(Visiting Researcher, University of Tokyo)

Date/Time June 15, 2017 6:30 PM
Location Room 549 5th floor, Akamon Sogo Kenkyuto Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo  [map]
Abstract The ethics of immigration deals with the conditions of legitimacy of a state’s immigration policy. It investigates the types of arguments that might be formulated to account for the state’s determination and implementation of its immigration policy. The ethics of immigration is a booming discipline in applied ethics and political philosophy.The present talk aims at briefly presenting the state of research on the ethics of immigration and applying its main insights to the Japanese case. This will be the occasion to briefly present the most interesting features of Japan’s immigration policy, before highlighting its ethical challenges and sketching potential ways to address them. Those who want an overview article on the ethics of immigration might read the entry “immigration” in the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy:
Bio Dr. Johan Rochel is an invited researcher at the ISS (University of Tokyo). He studied philosophy and law in Switzerland. He published a dissertation on the European immigration policy (2015, Schulthess/LGDJ) and the first introduction in French to the ethics of immigration (2016, PPUR). He has started a new research project on the diffusion of innovation, focusing on the ethics and law of the international intellectual property regime.