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FY 2016/2017 Research Topic: B-1-08
“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 the three-fold approach of: 1) grasping the situation of human trafficking through qualitative and quantitative analysis, 2) analyzing the laws and regulations against human trafficking, judicial practices, and policy making process through an institutional study, and 3) analyzing 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 Hiroshi (Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University)
[ Co-researchers ] SAITO Yuriko (Associate Professor, Meiji Gakuin University)
  • Articles to be submitted to the Developing Economies or Asian Economies (Ajia Keizai)