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Japan's demographic revival : rethinking migration, identity and sociocultural norms

Author: Stephen Robert Nagy
Publisher: New Jersey : World Scientific, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Japan's Demographic Revival shifts discussions about employing immigration as the "best" or "sole" solution to assuaging Japan's demographic quagmire to a more systematic approach that identifies  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Japan's demographic revival.
New Jersey : World Scientific, [2016]
(DLC) 2015009298
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Robert Nagy
ISBN: 9789814678889 9814678880
OCLC Number: 947143727
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword by Tereso Tullao; Preface; About the Editor; Acknowledgments; List of Figures; List of Tables; Japan's Demographic Revival: Rethinking Migration, Identity, and Sociocultural Norms; Part 1 Structural and Cultural Barriers to Dealing with Demographic Change; Chapter 1 Kyōsei: Cultural Space, Multiculturalism, and the Prospect of a "Post-homogenous" Japan; Introduction; What is "Culture"?; All the World(view)'s a Stage: "Hero-system" Dramas as "Immortality Vehicles"; When World(view)s Collide; A Brief Cartography of Japanese Cultural Space. Multiculturalism and the Future of Japanese Cultural SpaceReferences; Chapter 2 Myths, Beliefs, and Implications of Japan's Naturalization Policy; Introduction; Literature Review; The First Phase of the Naturalization Policy; The Second Phase of the Naturalization Policy; Who is Eligible to Become Japanese?; The Problematic Procedure; Modification of the Procedure and Chinese Applicants; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3 Identifying and Defining Self in a Changing Japan; Introduction; Background; The Changes; The Beginnings; Alien and Resident Registration. Multinational Families in Contemporary JapanNew Legislation: Residents Together; The Koseki Dilemma; Conclusion; References; Part 2 Societal Challenges: Gender, Religion, and Incentive; Chapter 4 Demographic Change and Migration of Care Workers: State, Care Facilities, and Migrants; Introduction; Intersection between the Migration and Care Regime; Actors in the Globalization of Care; State; Care facilities; Migrant caregivers; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5 Immigration and Religion: Muslim Immigrants in Japan --
Their History, Demographics, and Challenges; Introduction. Overview of the Historical Relationship between Japan and the Muslim WorldIslam and Muslims in Japan: Origins, Demographics, and Religious Institutions; Muslim Communities in Japan: Challenges and the Way Forward; Conclusion and Policy Recommendations; References; Chapter 6 Demographic Changes and Religion in Japan: A Case Study of Soka Gakkai in Hokkaido; Introduction; Hokkaido Soka Gakkai; Aging Population; Recruiting the young; Supporting and revitalizing the old; Increase of Foreigners; Conclusion; References. Chapter 7 Nostalgic Migration --
Factors Behind Recent Japanese Migration to ShanghaiIntroduction --
Japanese Migration as a Phenomenon; "Spiritual Migrants; Why China?; Nostalgia; Japanese in Shanghai from a Historical Perspective; Composition of the Japanese Community in Today's Shanghai; Expatriates and Local Hires; Relations with local chinese staff; Male expats versus female local hires; Expatriate housewives; Single mothers; From local hire to expatriate; Young Japanese; Different generations, common theme; Entrepreneurs; Conclusion; Notes; Methodology; References.
Responsibility: editor, Stephen Robert Nagy.

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