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  • New Plot to the Philippines – Japan migration story The Asian Journal San Diego JAPAN offers lots of memories —good and bad— to Filipinos, not just its rising sun that is an economic magnet for Filipinos to go there. There’s former overseas performing artist Maricris Sioson who, exactly 20 years ago, was mysteriously killed by alleged Yakuza elements five months after arriving in Tokyo. Sioson’s mysterious death ...
  • Migration and Law in Japan Migration and Law in Japan 5 January 2015 Abstract It has been claimed that Japan is not a country of immigration. Where is Japan’s distinctiveness evident, and what features does it share with other countries? This article examines the unique points of Japan and investigates problems of residence and citizenship. This article argues that Japan’s historical legacy and ...
  • Layered Migrant Identities: The Case of Filipino Nikkeijin Workers in Japan Layered Migrant Identities: The Case of Filipino Nikkeijin Workers in Japan Ron Bridget Vilog PhD Student Graduate School of International Development Nagoya University Japan Abstract This paper examines the impact of transnational migration to the ethnic consciousness of Philippine nikkeijins. Exploring the effects of migrant experiences to the construction of ethnic identity, this paper argues that while ...
  • Japan’s masochistic approach to immigration 13 June 2015, The Japan Times The Asahi Shimbun’s online newsmagazine, Webronza, recently featured a conversation between former Asahi reporter Mieko Takenobu and sex-goods purveyor Minori Kitahara. They discussed the latter’s brief imprisonment after being busted for displaying “salacious material” at her store associated with the controversial “vagina artist” Rokudenashiko. Most of the conversation was about ...
  • Foreign interns pay the price for Japan’s labor shortage Special Report: Foreign interns pay the price for Japan’s labor shortage 12 June 2014, Reuters HAKUSAN, Japan/HAIMEN, China, June 12 (Reuters) – Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 was a regular work day at Kameda, a family-owned apparel factory housed in rusting corrugated metal buildings in the western Japanese city of Hakusan. For three Chinese women, it was a ...
  • Foreign Trainee System FOREIGN WORKERS IN JAPAN As of October 2010, there were 649,982 foreign workers employed in 108,760 companies in Japan, up 15.5 percent and 14.1 percent from the previous year. The number included 259.362 I the manufacturing sector, up 15.6 percent from the previous year. By nationality, Chinese workers accounted for 287,015 of the total, followed by ...