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Migrant Labour in Japan - Yoko Sellek

Migrant Labour in Japan

Hardcover Published: 17th November 2000
ISBN: 9780333804322
Number Of Pages: 261

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This book explores the impact of foreign migrant workers on elements of sovereign power in Japan and examines how the country's immigration control has been reshaped by the existence of these workers. It traces the changing situation of foreign migrant workers in Japan from the mid-1980s to the present day. A particular focus is the transition of these workers from 'temporary workers' to "long-term stayers" or "social beings."

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..".offers the best overview of foreign workers in Japan among the books published in English this far." - Takeyuki Tsuda, Journal of Japanese Studies

This well-written and researched work shows how the Japanese government is adjusting to the changing situation...highly recommended... Choice

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Note on the Textp. ix
Glossary of Abbreviationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Historical Context and Evolution of Foreign Migrant Workers in Contemporary Japanp. 15
Arrival of Foreign Workers through Various Informal Mechanismsp. 55
Foreign Workers in the Context of Economic Recessionp. 93
The Increasing Presence of Foreign Residents in Japan in the 1990sp. 120
Infrastructural Problems--Medical Care for Foreign Residentsp. 140
Infrastructural Problems--Issues Relating to Female Foreign Workers in Japanp. 157
Marriages Between Japanese Nationals and Foreignersp. 173
Infrastructural Problems--Provision of Education for Foreign Childrenp. 197
Japanese Society and Foreign Residents--Anti-immigrant Extremism and Human Rightsp. 208
Conclusionp. 220
Notesp. 230
Bibliographyp. 238
Indexp. 256
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ISBN: 9780333804322
ISBN-10: 0333804325
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 261
Published: 17th November 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 15.39  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1