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FY 2013/2014 Research Topic: B-107
Interdisciplinary Analysis of“Human Trafficking”in Asia 


The movement of people is gaining further significance as a third wave in the development of the global economy, following the cross-border movement of goods and capitals. Human trafficking, the worst form of people movement has become a global agenda, and its subsequent prevention and eradication have been sought for the reasons of national and human security, as well as for sound economic and social development in states and regions. Researches on human trafficking have tended to be too narrowly focused or too technical to understand the issue, which is indeed intertwined with social, economic and political factors. This study aims to analyze the issue of “human trafficking” from different academic disciplines such as law, economics, politics, history and sociology, and to construct an interdisciplinary framework in order to comprehensively understand the phenomena of “human trafficking”.


April 2013 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] YAMADA Miwa
[ Co-researchers ] AOKI-OKABE Maki
SAITO Yuriko (Associate Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Meijigakuin University)