Since the late 1980s, Japan has been experiencing significant levels of immigration primarily from Asian and Latin American countries due to severe domestic labor shortages. Local Citizenship in Recent Countries of Immigration, examines the various dimensions of local citizenship in Japan, with comparative studies from South Korea, Italy, and Spain.
Takeyuki Tsuda is Associate Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California at San Diego.
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Localities and the Struggle for Immigrant Rights: The Significance of Local Citizenship in Recent Countries of Immigration Chapter 3 Japan's Demographic Future and the Challenge of Foreign Workers Part 4 Making Immigrants into Local Citizens: Social Integration Programs in Japanese Cities Chapter 5 Cities and Local Citizenship in Japan: Overcoming Nationality? Chapter 6 Immigrant Incorporation and Women's Community Activities in Japan: Local NGOs and Public Education for Immigrant Children Part 7 Activism for Immigrants in Japan: Local, National, and International Contexts Chapter 8 Policy Advocacy for Foreign Residents in Japan Chapter 9 Looking Outward: International Legal Norms and Foreigner Rights in Japan Part 10 Comparative Perspectives: Immigrant Rights and Integration Policies in Italy, Spain, and South Korea Chapter 11 Does Hospitality Translate into Integration? Subnational Variations of Italian Responses Chapter 12 Nongovernmental versus Governmental Actors? Multilevel Governance and Immigrant Integration Policy in Spain Chapter 13 NGOs, Transnational Migrants, and the Promotion of Rights in South Korea Part 14 Conclusion Chapter 15 The Limits of Local Citizenship and Activism in Japan and Other Recent Countries of Immigration