SAITO Yuriko

Saito Yuriko
Name
SAITO Yuriko 齋藤 百合子
Education
M.A. International Social Development, Nihon Fukushi University
Specialization
Social development, Social research, Experiential education, Regional issues in Thailand, Human trafficking
Courses
Internships
Independent Study
Life and Career Development
Thai Language Studies
Field Studies ※2012 Field Trip (PDF)
Research topics
Support for socially integrating victims of Trafficking in Persons
Recent Activities and Publications
2010 “Approaches to Empowerment Support for Repatriated Victims of Trafficking in Persons: An Analysis of a Thai Self-help Organization.” 「人身取引被害者の帰国後のエンパワーメント支援アプローチ-タイの当事者組織の活動分析から-」. Journal of the National Women’s Educational Center, Japan. 『国立女性教育会館研究ジャーナル』. 14: 35-49.
2010 A Survey on the Social Integration of Children with Foreign Parents 『外国人の親をもつ児童の社会包摂に関する調査研究』. 2009 Survey of Services for Children, 平成21年度児童関連サービス調査研究, Foundation for Children’s Futureこども未来財団.
2009 “Human Trafficking”「人身売買(人身取引)」. Entry in The Thai Dictionary『タイ事典』. Mekhong. 184-185
2008“The Cultural Lifestyle of Prayer on Bananas; Considerations from the Thai and Akha Ethnic Groups”「バナナにみる食と祈りの生活文化-タイにおけるタイ族とアカ族からの考察」. The Journal of Asian Ethno-forms Society 『アジア民族造詣学会誌』. 8.8: 31-38
2006 “Who are the Victims of Trafficking in persons? Issues with Victims Recognition in Japanese Government Policies for ‘Trafficking in Persons.’”「人身売買被害者とは誰か-日本政府の「人身取引」対策における被害者認知に関する課題」. Asia-Pacific Review『アジア太平洋レビュー』. 3: 67-76.
Personal Statement
My research theme is “trafficking in persons and migrant labor.” I am especially focusing on Social Re-integration and Social Exclusion-Inclusion of Thai migrant women laborers who were victims of trafficking in persons in Japan. Recently I have been conducting research with data from fieldwork on communities of Thai migrants in Japan, and on children with both Thai and Japanese parents.
My career has been varied and exciting. I have ten years of work experience in Thailand, where I produced newspapers and magazines in Thai. I also have consultant and research experiences with cooperative programs run by international organizations. Furthermore, I have worked as a field coordinator between the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union, and organic banana growers. Following my return to Japan, I taught field studies and in overseas programs for nine years at a women’s college.
In “Life & Carrier Development” I help students develop the ability to plan their futures with an international focus on the globalization and diversification of society. In the “Internship” program, students will acquire social experiences by “working and thinking for them selves in the field.” These are excellent opportunities for personal growth, and for learning experiences that are not possible in the classroom.

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