Kyoto Area Studies on Asia (in Japanese)
Kyoto Area Studies on Asia
Oriental Research Series
International Migrants in Japan
Contributions in an Era of Population Decline

Yoshitaka Ishikawa ed

320 pages JPY 4,000
ISBN: 9784876983667
pub. date: 02/15
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Japan faces multiple challenges in an era of population decline. Problems such as aging and a decreasing working-age population are expected to increase in severity, so tackling these challenges and examining the contributions that immigrants can make to society are vital for Japan’s future. What contributions do foreign residents make to Japan, especially in the labor market? How do national and local government policies effect the settlement and permanent residence of foreign nationals? Are issues such as the social mobility and quality of life of foreigners, the fertility of foreign women, and long-term trends in naturalization important? What support does Japan offer to immigrants? As a ‘new’ country of immigration, the need to examine such questions is growing. This book takes a geographical perspective in examining the necessity of immigration and how foreign residents are helping to alleviate the problem of population decline in contemporary Japan.

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Preface

Part I: Nationwide Empirical Studies

1 Immigrant Occupational Attainment in Japan
Yu KOREKAWA
2 The Fertility Contribution of Foreign Women to Japan
Masakazu YAMAUCH1
3 Fertility Outcomes and the Demographic and Socio-
economic Backgrounds of Three Types of Couples:
Cross-border, Immigrant, and Native-born Couples
Kazumasa HANAOKA and Shuko TAKESH1TA
4 Spatiotemporal Analysis of Naturalization in Japan
Guoqing Du

Part II: Ethnicity-and Region-specific Empirical Studies

5 From the Philippines to Japan: Marriage Migrants and
the New Nikkei Filipinos
Sachi TAKAHATA
6 Ethnic Economy of Brazilian Residents in Hamamatsu City
Hiromi KATAOKA
7 Quality of Life of Foreign Residents in Hamamatsu City
Jun NlSH1HARA
8 Education Support for Foreign Children: Citizen
Action Groups in Hamamatsu City
Hitoshi MIYAZAWA and Fumi MORIGUCHI
9 Turkish Communities and Islamic Education for
Children in Aichi Prefecture
Shuko TAKESH1TA and Kazumasa HANAOKA

Part III: Policy Studies

10 Policy Issues of Labor Migration to Japan since the 1980s
Tatsuya CHIBA and Kenji YAMAMOTO
11 Labor Market Structure, Welfare Policy, and Integration:
Brazilian Immigrants during the Economic Downturn
Hirohisa TAKENOSHITA
12 Local Municipal Measures to Support Marriage Migrants in Japan
Hiroo KAMIYA

Notes
References
Index