2016 国際助成プログラム International Grant Program      
(Grant Number)
(Project Title)
The Decent Work Promotion Project for Immigrant Youth Empowerment in Japan and South Korea
Songil Kim
特定非営利活動法人 神戸定住外国人支援センター
Kobe Foreigners Friendship Center
(Grant Amount)
企画書・概要 (Abstract of Project Proposal)

東アジアで人口規模の大きい経済先進国(日本、韓国)には、就労、結婚といった理由により国籍、民族、文化的背景の異なる「移民」が急増している。背景には、国際化によって、不足する人的資源を移民が補完している実態がある。 しかし、日本では、古くから住む在日コリアンらですら十分なシチズンシップもなく、韓国においても結婚女性以外は包摂する政策は少ない。移民らは、社会的下層に置かれ教育、就労の機会においても不利な状況に置かれている。多世代にわたる排除もあり、移民の2世らも社会参加する機会が乏しい。課題解決には、ホスト社会と移民コミュニティを繋ぐ移民ユースをエンパワーメントする事業が求められている。本プロジェクトは、日韓の移民の子ども・青少年状況を調査、支援のあり方を学び、エンパワーメントする事業を体験・交流していく中から移民ユースをエンパワーメントするディーセントワークを構築・普及していく。

As economically advanced and populous countries in East Asia, both Japan and Korea have experienced a rapid increase in immigrants, who have brought with them diverse national, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Amidst globalization and demographic changes, they in effect serve to offset the shortage of human resources in the host societies. Both countries face integration challenges. In Japan, even old-timer 'zainichi' Koreans lack sufficient citizenship rights, while in Korea, the target groups of official integration policy are limited to female marriage migrants. Many of the immigrants have been incorporated into the lower social class and are at a disadvantage with regard to educational and employment opportunities. As social exclusion often continues onto the subsequent generation, immigrant youth are also faced with barriers to participation in the larger society. A key to solving these problems is the empowerment of immigrant youth who will bridge immigrant communities and the host society. Participants in this project will learn about immigrant children and youth in both countries and gain hands-on experience in programs to support them. Our goal is to develop a framework for generating decent work in the field of immigrant-support activities that would help empower young immigrants.   (195 words)

実施報告書・概要 (Summary of Final Report)


In Korea and Japan, the younger generation of immigrants (they are called “foreign residents” in Japan) have suffered from various handicaps and stigmas. In the project, core members consist of academic researchers, NGO officials and recruited youth interns had actual interactions with each other and studied the necessary way to achieve the social reform to overcome these circumstances and empower the youth immigrants. In particular, they conducted the fieldwork training and held the international symposiums in both countries. In addition, the youth interns experienced opportunities to examine the needed framework for the social reform with the advices and instructions by the core members while they participated in the ongoing refugee supporting activities. The youth interns summed up the results of the project into pictures and reports, the core members into the papers. The papers are planned to be published in the following fiscal year.