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Global Japan: The Experience of Japan's New Immigrants and by Roger Goodman, Ceri Peach, Ayumi Takenaka, Paul White

By Roger Goodman, Ceri Peach, Ayumi Takenaka, Paul White

The japanese have lengthy looked themselves as a homogenous state, basically break free different international locations. besides the fact that, this long-standing view is being undermined via the current overseas fact of elevated international inhabitants move. This has led to the institution either one of major jap groups outdoor Japan, and of huge non-Japanese minorities inside of Japan, and has compelled the japanese to re-conceptualise their nationality in new and extra versatile ways.This paintings presents a complete assessment of those concerns and examines the context of immigration to and emigration from Japan. It considers the advance of significant jap in a foreign country groups in six significant towns world wide, the studies of immigrant groups in Japan, in addition to assessing the results for the japanese people's view of themselves as a state.

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The parallels with Japanese attitudes to Nikkei Japanese from Latin America and Japanese attitudes to Koreans are striking. Despite these differences in attitudes to minority populations between European countries, the outcomes in terms of settlement patterns and segregation (which we may take as an index of accommodation) are broadly similar. There are no racialised ghettos on the Black American model. 8) (Peach, 1996). On the other hand, racial harassment is endemic in European countries and with the rising tide of asylum seekers and refugees.

The first examines the reasons behind the labour deficits in the core economies of the Asian-Pacific region, citing a combination of macroeconomic, demographic and cultural factors. The second examines the labour flows from the labour-surplus periphery to the core and argues that the flows are demographically driven. The third examines the structuring of the regional migration system, pointing particularly to the role of brokers. The chapter concludes with an illustrative case study of Thai migration to Japan.

Young Japanese raised in an affluent society and with higher education, avoided jobs in industries characterised Contrasts in economic growth and immigration policy 31 as dirty, dangerous and demanding. These are the so-called ‘3Ks industries’ (Dirty ϭ Kitanai, Dangerous ϭ Kiken, Demanding ϭ Kitsui). 3K industries usually represent those offering labour-intensive and manual jobs, like construction, agriculture and catering. Young people often prefer to have jobs in a larger firm, generally seen to provide higher salary, more job security and higher social status (Goodman, 1989).

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