Midori Okabe

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Sophia University

Office Rm. 1207, 7-1 Kioicho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1020094
Phone: +81 (0)3 3238 3804
Fax: +81 (0)3 3238 3681
Midori Okabe is currently an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Law, Sophia University, Tokyo. She received her B.A. in Sociology (1994), M.A. in Area Studies (1996), and M.A. in International Relations (2000) from the University of Tokyo.

Okabe has also been a Visiting Scholar (Ushiba fellow) at the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge, UK; an Academic Programme Associate in the Division of Peace and Governance Programme at the United Nations University headquarters in Tokyo; a Centre of Excellence Research Fellow at the International Christian University in Tokyo; a Special Advisor to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the embassy in Luxembourg; and a research fellow for Nomura Research Institute Ltd.

Her research interests include international and global migration studies and international relations, including European Union studies.

Focus: Globalization, Governance, Human Rights, Migration, Japan, Asia, Europe

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Selected Publications:

The "Outside-In": An Overview of Japanese Immigration Policy from the Perspective of International Relations, S. Mantu and E. Guild (eds.), Labor Migration Control over Five Continents (Ashgate, 2010).

An Aspect of European Politics on Migration: On Implications of the EU "Blue Card" Plan. Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs), The Japan Institute of International Affairs, No. 574, September 2008. (in Japanese)

The External Relevance of EU Common Migration Control System, Kaigai Jijyo (Journal of World Affairs), No.4, 2008 (in Japanese)

Asylum, Immigrants and International Organization, in K.Shoji (ed), International Organization, Tokyo: Iwanami shoten, 2006. (in Japanese)

On the EU Common Migration System, in Y. Kibata (ed), European Integration and International Relations, Tokyo: Nihon Keizai Hyoron Sha, 2005. (in Japanese)

Common Migration Management Among States: A Political Approach to Migration Studies, Studies on International Relations (University of Tokyo), No.24, September 2005. (in Japanese)

"Balancing Immigration and Security Concerns: The Case of Greece," The Journal of Social Science (International Christian University Tokyo) 54 (COE Special Edition), 2005

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016

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