Migrant Labour in Japan by Yoko Sellek

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Immigration & emigration,
  • Labour economics,
  • Political structure & processes,
  • c 1980 to c 1990,
  • c 1990 to c 2000,
  • Social Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Sociology,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - General,
  • History : Asia - Japan,
  • Political Science / Labor & Industrial Relations,
  • Social Science / Emigration & Immigration,
  • Social Science : Emigration & Immigration,
  • Asia - Japan,
  • Emigration & Immigration,
  • Alien labor,
  • Japan,
  • Social integration

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9485028M
ISBN 100333804325
ISBN 109780333804322

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This book explores the impact of foreign migrant workers on elements of sovereign power in Japan and examines how the country's immigration control has been reshaped by the existence of these workers. It traces the changing situation of foreign 5/5(1).

This book explores the impact of foreign migrant workers on elements of sovereign power in Japan and examines how the country's immigration control has been reshaped by the existence of these workers.

It traces the changing situation of foreign migrant workers in Japan from the mid s to the present day. Get this from a library. Migrant labour in Japan. [Yoko Sellek] -- "Since the mids, Japan has become one of the major destinations for foreign migrant workers.

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It traces the changing situation of foreign Pages:   Since the mids, Japan has become one of the major destinations for foreign migrant workers. Despite the recession, the number of overstayers has remained constant. This book explores the emergence of the social, economic, Migrant Labour in Japan book political influences exerted by foreign migrants on Japanese society in the s.

The majority of them enter Japan’s labour market and many have stayed on indefinitely. Based on the author’s original fieldwork data and government statistics, this book gives a comprehensive portrayal of an often neglected group of international migrants in a society that for decades has been considered a non-immigrant country.

InJapan amended labour laws to give migrant workers and trainees the same rights as Japanese workers. This was a major step forward, according to Kurematsu. “Before, the labour law did not apply to the trainees, so that was why they were forced to work overtime with a wage of between and yen (approximately US$US$) per.

Get this from a library. Migrant labour in Japan. [Yoko Sellek; Palgrave Connect (Online service)] -- Since the mids, Japan has become one of the major destinations for foreign migrant workers.

Despite the recession, the number of overstayers has remained constant. This book explores the. The author argues for the need to respect the human rights of the foreign workers who will unavoidably enter, work and live in Japan.

In addition to giving the fullest description of migrant labor in Japan, the work bears upon issues central to labor studies and human rights in by: I was recently in Berlin to give a talk about my book, Temporary People, to a roomful of scholars whose work focuses on the countries of the Persian Gulf.

Set in the United Arab Emirates, my fiction explores the lives of people like my parents, men and women who left their homes in the southern Indian state of Kerala in the s to work abroad. It is steeped in the South Asian lingo of much.

Migrant labour, casual and unskilled workers who move about systematically from one region to another offering their services on a temporary, usually seasonal, basis. Migrant labour in various forms is found in South Africa, the Middle East, western Europe, North America, and India.

In Europe and. This can be a research of migrant staff in Japan. The worldwide division of labour between Japan and the Third World, particularly Asia, in addition to Japan's peculiar type of capitalism, make it unavoidable that medium- and small-scale enterprises in Japan will, due to poor labour circumstances, need to.

As Japan Tries Out Immigration, Migrant Workers Complain Of Exploitation A Vietnamese laborer tells NPR he was led to believe he would learn construction work but ended up cleaning up the. The migrant worker issue is one of the more challenging problems facing Japan today as policymakers look to find solutions to the social problems fostered by.

The migrant labour practice in South Africa played an important role in the country's development and economy. Although it has benefited many native migrant workers by creating job opportunities, it has had adverse effects on the families of migrant workers.

The focus of this study is the phenomenon of migrant labouring and its effects on the. In the second half of the s Japan has emerged as one of the new major destination countries for migrants from Asia.

The migrant labour pool was then joined by Japanese descendants from South American countries in the s. Japan's policy of keeping the labour market closed to foreign unskilled workers has remained unchanged despite the immigration policy reform, which met the growing.

Indicators on labour migration are split into three subtopics: International migrant stock, nationals abroad, and international migrant flow. In addition, the ILO has produced the ILO global estimates on migrant workers forwhich provides global estimates, estimates by country income group, and regional estimates of migrant workers.

"This book lucidly exposes the underside of the Chinese economic miracle, revealing the plight of the migrant laborers who are part of the world’s largest working class. Drawing on rich ethnographic data as well as careful political and economic analysis, Pun Ngai examines the conditions these workers face daily both on the job and in the.

Migrant labour force in economies. The migrant workforce has historically played a vital role nationally and across local communities in recent times. Economic globalization has created more migrant workers than ever before.

While developed countries have increased their demand for labour, especially unskilled labour, workers from developing. The living and working conditions of migrant workers and the political economy of migration have been examined in many studies.

While this body of work helps us to understand the challenges and conditions that migrant workers face, including the dynamics of class, gender, race and immigration status, and the roles that various sections of the global migrant workforce play in labour processes.

The changing face of Japan: labour shortage opens doors to immigrant workers Japan – once one of the world’s most homogenous societies – is starting to unwind its traditional opposition to.

Inthe International Labour Organization (ILO) conducted a large-scale public opinion survey of 4, nationals in four Asian migrant destination countries – the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand – to assess public attitudes towards migrant workers. The majority of them enter Japan’s labour market and many have stayed on indefinitely.

Based on the author’s original fieldwork data and government statistics, this book gives a comprehensive portrayal of an often neglected group of international migrants in a society that for decades has been considered a non-immigrant by:   Labour migration According to the ILO global estimates on migrant workers, inmigrant workers accounted for million of the world’s approximately million international migrants.

Migrant workers contribute to growth and development in their countries of destination, while countries of origin greatly benefit from their remittances.

Japan is a wonderful place to live - it’s clean, safe and friendly, it has great infrastructure and excellent food, there are a million fun things to do, and the average home is actually bigger. The book highlights current research in the Arab Gulf states, and examines multiculturalism in Asia more broadly.

It will be of particular interest to students and researchers in international labour migration studies in the Middle East and Asia.

Migrant Desk. Beginnings of the Movement of Foreign Workers to Japan Migration in Japan cannot be described apart from the military annexation of Korea by Japan. Beginning inthe dominant presence of Japan on the Korean Peninsula greatly increased.

Fears of exploitation as Japan prepares to admit foreign workers Tokyo recruiting estimatedto address labour shortage, but critics warn not enough is. Circular Migration and its Socioeconomic Consequences: The Economic Marginality among Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan 9.

Migrant Labour, Residential Conflict and the City: The Case of Foreign Workers’ Invasion of Residential Neighbourhoods in Penang, Malaysia Part 2: The Domestic Migration Dimension in Asian Cities Migrant workers 'exploited' in Japan.

The BBC spoke to migrant workers who claim they were overworked and underpaid and found some were making clothes for big, international brands. And as the. This book offers a vast range of grassroots perspectives on global migrant labour organisation in the twenty-first century. From workers' organisations in South African migrant worker resistance in the Gulf, from forest workers in the Czech Republic to domestic workers' structures in Hong Kong, this book brings together a wealth of lived experiences and hidden struggles for the first time.

How Japan ultimately balances immigration control and migrant rights and how it responds to migrant health needs in the context of financial limitations – whether through establishing an all-inclusive health insurance system or transforming the current patchwork safety net into a reliable one – will interest policy-makers and advocates in.

A recent study of the educational pathways of the children of Brazilian migrants in Japan offers a most welcome addition to the literature on the educational outcomes of migrant children, which has to date focussed mostly on migrant children in North America and Western : Ingrid Piller.

Global Cities at Work: New Migrant Divisions of Labour. By Jane Wills, Kavita Datta, Yara Evans, Joanna Herbert, Jon May and Cathy McIlwaine. Pluto Press, pp, £ ISBN Published 15 February The Multilateral Framework grew out of a General Discussion on Migrant Workers at the 92nd Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) in June that led to a “Resolution concerning a fair deal for migrant workers in the global economy,” including a plan of action covering seven migrant-related issues.

Migrant Labour in Japan sellek y. This book explores the impact of foreign migrant workers on elements of sovereign power in Japan and examines how the country's immigration control has been reshaped by the existence of these workers. It traces the changing situation of foreign migrant workers in Japan from the mid s to the present day.

A Japanese immigration scheme has come under fire for widespread reports of the exploitation of workers. The BBC spoke to migrant workers who claim they were overworked and underpaid and found.

Five families on provisional release told Reuters that immigration authorities had outlined a deal to them: The children could stay in Japan legally if the parents returned to their country of origin. Ageing Japan is reluctantly attempting to prise open its doors to migrant workers as it battles serious labour shortages, raising the hackles of conservatives worried about mass immigration.

Labour Markets in Asia”, Japan Institute of Labour in cooperation with OECD and ILO, JanuaryTokyo. Acute poverty and unemployment problems in countries of origin resulting in.The migrant and farmer package of Rs lakh crore included concessional credit via kisan credit card, farmer working capital, affordable housing, and others (food, street vendors, microloans).

The welfare and health package of Rs lakh crore included women and pensioner benefits, MNREGA, emergency health response, and others (food. OIZUMI, Japan: Ageing Japan is reluctantly attempting to prise open its doors to migrant workers as it battles serious labor shortages, raising the hackles of conservatives worried about mass immigration.

Although Japan has long acknowledged the need to bolster its shrinking workforce, it has so far made only grudging efforts to open up its labor market which have failed to meet its needs.

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