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New Policies for New Residents – Immigrants, Advocacy, and Governance in Japan and Beyond - Cornell Scholarship Online
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New Policies for New Residents: Immigrants, Advocacy, and Governance in Japan and Beyond

Deborah J. Milly


In recent decades, many countries have experienced both a rapid increase of in-migration of foreign nationals and a large-scale devolution of governance to the local level. The result has been new government policies to promote the social inclusion of recently arrived residents. This book focuses on the intersection of these trends in Japan. Despite the country's history of restrictive immigration policies, some Japanese favor a more accepting approach to immigrants. Policies supportive of foreign residents could help attract immigrants as the country adjusts to labor market conditions and a l ... More

Keywords: in-migration, governance devolution, social inclusion, Japan, immigrants, immigration, community, South Korea, Italy, Spain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452222
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452222.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah J. Milly, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University