(2) Public Symposium:
Is Japan an Equal Society? Policies against Poverty and Social Exclusion



What is Social Exclusion?
Lessons from the UK, Hopes for Japan

Venue: North Hall, Keio University, Tokyo
Time: January 7th, 2012 13:00~17:15

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13.00 — Opening Words
Dr Nishimura, Director, IPSS

13.15 — Keynote Speeches
David Gordon, University of Bristol:
Poverty and Social Exclusion Policies in the UK

Makoto Yuasa, Head, Social Exclusion Unit Japan:
The Success and Failures of Social Inclusion Policy in Japan

15.00 — Break

15.15 — Panel Discussion
Moderator: Aya Abe, NIPSSR

David Gordon, Bristol University
Makoto Yuasa, Social Exclusion Unit Japan
Jonathan Bradshaw, York University
Christina Pantazis, Bristol University
Kohei Komamura, Keio University
Masami Iwata, Japan Women's University →
Toshiaki Tachibanaki, Doshisha University

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17.15 — Close

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