“Utilizing foreign talents” surfacing media and governmental documents, suggesting greater intake of “foreign workers” outside of any social “migration policy.”
Words and numbers alone do not portray individuals. For migrants and people with diverse roots, concrete policies that ensure their culture, roots and dignity are needed.
Migrants and people with diverse roots live their lives in Japan. Migrants and people with diverse roots form a part of Japanese society.
Also, one of the concepts the organising committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games set up is “Unity in Diversity,” “Accepting and respecting differences in race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, level of ability or other status allows peace to be maintained and society to continue to develop and flourish. The Tokyo 2020 Games will foster a welcoming environment and raise awareness of unity in diversity among citizens of the world.”
We, Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan, think this concept should not be merely a slogan. We aim for a society, institutions, and policies where rights and dignity for migrants and people with diverse roots are guaranteed and launch the campaign “Koko ni iru. I am here; we are here.”
In the campaign, we plan to hold community meetings and town meetings in various places, to disseminate information on website and SNS, and to convey the reality that migrants/minorities are “here.” We look forward to your participation.
We are looking for those with the same aim who will support the campaign. We will send the contact information to those who wish to participate in the campaign. Thank you very much for your cooperation!
〒110-0005 東京都台東区上野1-12-6 ３F
Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan -SMJ
3F 1-12-5 Ueno Taito-ku Tokyo 110-0005.
Tel 03-3837-2316 Fax 03-3837-2317 http://migrants.jp E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org