By Erin Aeran Chung

Japan is at present the single complex business democracy with a fourth-generation immigrant challenge. As different industrialized nations face the demanding situations of incorporating postwar immigrants, Japan maintains to fight with the incorporation of prewar immigrants and their descendants. while others have concerned with foreign norms, family associations, and up to date immigration, this booklet argues that modern immigration and citizenship politics in Japan mirror the strategic interplay among kingdom efforts to manage immigration and grassroots routine through multi-generational Korean resident activists to achieve rights and popularity in particular as completely settled overseas citizens of Japan. in response to in-depth interviews and fieldwork carried out in Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Osaka, this booklet goals to additional our figuring out of democratic inclusion in Japan through examining how people who are officially excluded from the political procedure voice their pursuits and what elements give a contribution to the powerful illustration of these pursuits in public debate and coverage.

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