A symposium was held in Nagoya on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 on the topic of the support system for Brazilian families living in Japan, as observed by experts in the field of psychology.
During 2012, this project arrranged for clinical psychologists to come to Japan and assess the current state of the Brazilian populations Mie, Aichi and Shiga. While they were in Japan, these clinical psychologists talked to individuals in the Brazilian community, visited schools, and by doing so, were able to determine a great deal about the everyday lives of Brazilians living in Japan.
The visiting psychologists took questions unrelated to education after presenting their findings. Many of these questions were from Japanese nationals who work at organizations that deal with issues concerning non-Japanese residents of Japan.
The presenting psychologists also expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to conduct research across several regions of Japan over the course of several months.