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Immigrant Japan: Mobility and Belonging in an Ethno-nationalist Society

Gracia Liu-Farrer


Immigrant Japan? Sounds like a contradiction, but as this book shows, millions of immigrants make their lives in Japan, dealing with the tensions between belonging and not belonging in this ethno-nationalist country. Why do people want to come to Japan? Where do immigrants with various resources and demographic profiles fit in the economic landscape? How do immigrants narrate belonging in an environment where they are “other” at a time when mobility is increasingly easy and belonging increasingly complex? The book illuminates the lives of these immigrants by bringing in sociological, geographi ... More

Keywords: immigrants, Japan, ethno-nationalist country, belonging, mobility, migrants, immigrant country

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501748622
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501748622.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gracia Liu-Farrer, author
Waseda University