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Stability and development in Northeast Asia

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Leader Masahiko Gemma(Vice President and Faculty, Waseda University)
Researcher Lee Aeliah(Visiting Professor, Waseda University)
Term January 2019-March 2020
Research Outline

Peace building in the region of Northeast Asia is of great concern for Japan and the United States. It is desirable for both countries to work together to achieve sustainable development of the region. Understanding economic activities in Russia in relation to North Korea is helpful in finding effective approaches for materializing peace in the region. This study is an effort to understand the economic relations in the region of North East Asia.
In Russia, migrant workers from abroad have been instrumental for economic activities. Without workers, major construction projects have never been successfully completed. For the construction of stadiums and other facilities for FIFA 2018, migrant workers including the ones from North Korea played a significant role.
Labor shortage is a serious bottleneck for economic development in the Maritime Province of Russia. The policy seminar based on the study conducted in the Maritime Province of Russia provides an opportunity to understand the conditions of foreign workers in the labor market in Russia. In the policy seminar , first, historical changes of relations between North Korea and the Maritime Province of Russia are explained. Second, living conditions of North Korean workers are argued. Third, working conditions of migrant workers, especially the case of North Koreans are described. Fourth, roles of North Koreans in economic development of the Maritime Province of Russia and human right issues of the migrant workers are explained. At last, implications for Japan and the United States are discussed.

Report

Leader Masahiko Gemma(Vice President and Faculty, Waseda University)
Researcher Lee Aeliah(Visiting Professor, Waseda University)
Term January 2019-March 2020
Activity Contents

USJI Week Event 2: Peace building in Northeast Asia: North Koreans in Russia and implications for the United States and Japan

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http://www.us-jpri.org/en/category/week#event2

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