Opening the Doors: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Globalization in Japan

Opening the Doors: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Globalization in Japan

by Betsy Teresa Brody
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415931924

ISBN-13: 9780415931922

Pub. Date: 11/30/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Using qualitative research methods and evidence gathered from interviews, this work explores and highlights contradictions between Japanese immigration and immigrant policies as they relate to ethnic Japanese "returnees."  See more details below

Overview

Using qualitative research methods and evidence gathered from interviews, this work explores and highlights contradictions between Japanese immigration and immigrant policies as they relate to ethnic Japanese "returnees."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415931922
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/30/2001
Series:
East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture Series
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Preface
Ch. 1Introduction1
Nikkeijin in Japan: An immigration experiment2
Laying the Groundwork4
Research Design and Research Methods7
Ch. 2Theories of Labor Migration and Immigrant Integration15
Historical Trends in Labor Migration15
Theories of Labor Migration18
Immigrant Integration25
Ch. 3Japanese Immigration Policy and Perspectives31
Japan's Labor Shortage33
Sakoku vs. Kaikoku37
1990 Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act40
Ch. 4Japanese Emigration to Brazil45
Japanese Emigration to Brazil46
Nikkeijin in Brazil49
Return Migration to Japan after 199051
Ch. 5Nikkeijin in Japan53
Nikkeijin "Returnees": Who are they?54
Nikkeijin in Japan55
Nikkeijin in Aichi Prefecture57
Nikkeijin and Labor Market58
Nikkeijin and Housing65
Nikkeijin and Education74
Ch. 6Ethnic Germans in Germany: A Similar Case87
Historical Background88
German Policy91
Ch. 7Prospects and Implications101
Ethnicity, Language, and Culture102
Immigrant and Immigration Policy104
Multiculturalism in Japan?107
Policy Recommendations109
Future Research on Nikkeijin in Japan111
Bibliography115
Index125

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