Immigration and Citizenship in Japan

Author
Deborah J. Milly
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
127
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Summer 2012
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
This book will become a classic on the politics of citizenship in Japan. It is a meticulous study that demonstrates how Korean residents whose families immigrated before the end of World War II have negotiated citizenship in Japan, especially at the local level. Erin Aeran Chung reaches the paradoxical conclusion that their decision not to take Japanese nationality has been a strategic choice to achieve visible citizenship. The author further traces how Koreans' movements have had a profound impact on other foreign residents in Japan.
Topic
War
Political Geography
Japan, South Korea, Korea