Migration and Reinforcement of Social Protection

Enhancing Responsible Business in Southeast Asia

GMT 1.30am (Tokyo 10.30am – 12pm, Singapore 9.30am – 11am)

About the Webinar

Labour migration has been an important factor supporting the growth and development of the Southeast Asian region, filling labour shortages in countries of destination and providing much needed employment opportunities for workers in countries of origin. However, in spite of migrant workers’ vital role in increasing the region’s labour market efficiency, they are often subjected to abuses during recruitment and employment and are unable to make use of the social protection benefits to which they are entitled. This webinar examines the experiences and challenges of migrant workers in countries of origin and destination, and explore how businesses can play key roles in promoting responsible migration and decent work. During the webinar, Dr Darian McBain will speak on “Human Trafficking in the Thailand’s Seafood Industries”, Dr Wako Asatowill touch on the “Migration Policy Reform and its Implementation in Japan”, Professor Reiko Ogawa will examine “Southeast Asian Migrant Workers in Japanese Long-term Care Facilities”, and Dr Lee Hwok Aunwill talk about “Migrant Labour and Social Protection in Malaysia”. Dr Akihiro Ueda is the moderator of the webinar.

More info on the webinar series here.


This webinar series will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinars at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

Please register here to receive your unique link for joining the webinars.

Limited spaces only, register early to avoid disappointment.

To join the webinar,

1. Install the Zoom client onto your computer or download the app on your mobile device.
2. Set up a Zoom account, using the following link: https://zoom.us/signup
3. Click on the unique link in your email.

For the best experience, please mute your microphone. If you have questions for the speakers, please key in your questions via the Q&A feature, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speakers during the Q&A session.

Simultaneous interpreting is available in Japanese during the webinars.


Sep 16 2020


9:30 am - 11:00 am