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FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: B-1-15
“Human Trafficking” as the Greatest Risk in Migration


We consider “human trafficking” to be the greatest risk in migration. Human trafficking has multiple dimensions as it is indeed intertwined with social, economic and political factors. In order to understand and solve the problem it is necessary to take complex as well as comprehensive approaches. This research will take a three-fold approach to: 1) grasp the situation of human trafficking by qualitative and quantitative analysis, 2) analyze the laws and regulations for anti-human trafficking, judicial practices, and policy making process through an institutional study, and 3) analyze the social factors in integrating trafficked persons into society through qualitative and action research. In other words, in order to solve the pathological problem of human trafficking, we will 1) diagnose and analyze the pathology, 2) propose measures to cure and treat the condition and 3) offer treatments and post-care aimed at finding effective solutions on the ground.


April 2015 - March 2017

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] YAMADA Miwa
[ Co-researchers ] AOKI-OKABE Maki
[ Co-researchers ] MACHIKITA Tomohiro
[ Co-researchers ] TSUBOTA Kenmei
[ Co-researchers ] ARIMOTO Yutaka (Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
[ Co-researchers ] SAITO Yuriko (Associate Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University)


  • First year: Interim Report
  • Second year: Ajia Keizai, the Developing Economies