12.30-1.30pm, Wed 18th July 2018
(Note: change of venue) Lecture Theatre 1, Level B1, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Professor Gabriele Vogt, Professor of Japanese Politics and Society, The University of Hamburg, Germany
Demographic ageing in Japan has caused severe labor shortages in health-caregiving to the elderly. Yet, Japan only belatedly and reluctantly has joined the international competition for the best-educated health-caregivers on the global labor market – and to this day seems ill prepared to be a powerful contestant in this arena. This presentation provides an introduction to how eldercare in Japan is managed, and highlights the political, economic, and societal backgrounds to Japan’s unattractive immigration scheme directed at international caregivers.