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Miyako Hayakawa

Postdoctoral Researcher

Miyako Hayakawa

Miyako Hayakawa is a social anthropologist, post-doctoral research fellow for the project AspirE, based on ULB. She received her Ph.D. from EHESS (Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in France. She is a former JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) fellow for her research on political science, at Sophia University and the University of Tokyo. Her research focuses on anthropology of family and kinship, Japanese migration, and privileged international mobility. She is the author of "Migrating to an ideal country? Democratisation of Japanese Migration to France" (Ebisu, Etudes japonaises, 2023). She is a member of MAF (Migrations asiatiques en France), Asian migration research network, and one of the main researchers of the REACTAsie project of MAF, an action-research on racism and discrimination against Asian immigrants in France.

As a member of Japan team of the project AspirE, she examines the decision-making of Japanese migrants to Europe. Along with data collection, her main role is to conduct semi-structured interviews of aspiring Japanese migrants in Japan, and perform content analysis from transcription. A particular attention is given to culinary workers.

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