At the invitation of Sadaaki Numata – CCCJ HBA Chair, and Chairman of the English Speaking Union of Japan – CCCJ members are invited to a special lecture with H.E. Mackenzie Clugston, Ambassador of Canada to Japan, on Canadian Immigration Policy.
Special Lecture - H.E. Mr. Mackenzie Clugston, Ambassador of Canada to Japan
"Canadian Immigration Policy and the Emergence of a Truly Multicultural Society"
What can Japan learn from Canada in fostering a global perspective among its citizens? While each country must find its own way forward based on its unique circumstances, Canada’s experience with multiculturalism might serve as a source of reference for Japan, a country that faces a shrinking workforce as well as demands for greater internationalization. Ambassador Clugston will describe the evolution of Canada’s immigration policy and how it has contributed to Canada’s current rich cultural diversity.
- Date: Wednesday, 10th June, 2015 19:00～20:00
- Place：Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
- Admission: CCCJ Member 2,000 yen
- To register: http://ws.formzu.net/fgen/S2178423/
- Deadline for booking: Monday, June 8 E-mail*: firstname.lastname@example.org (Cancellation on/after June 8 (Mon.) or no show will be charged)
Profile：H.E. Mr. Mackenzie Clugston
Mackenzie Clugston was born in Kobe. After graduating from Trent University with a Bachelor Degree in Arts in 1974, and a Masters of Public Administration from Queen’s University in 1977, he joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1982. Between 1985 and 1997, he served twice in Tokyo as a Public Affairs Officer as well as Trade Commissioner. In 2000, he was appointed Consul General in Osaka and in 2003, moved back to Tokyo to become Minister and Deputy Head of Mission in Tokyo. From 2009-2012, Mr. Clugston was Ambassador of Canada to Republic of Indonesia. In Ottawa, he was on secondment to the Privy Council Office as Policy Advisor in 1997, and his most recent assignment was that of Director General of the Assignments and Executive Management Bureau.
He is fluent in English, French and Japanese. Mr. Clugston presented his credentials to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan on December 14, 2012.