Migration in Japan at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Maksimović, Marijana and Vasojević, Nena A. (2023) Migration in Japan at the Beginning of the 21st Century. In: 10th International Conference ”Japan: Premodern, Modern and Contemporary” Book of Abstracts. Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, Bucharest, Romania, p. 15. ISBN 978-86-7093-253-1

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International mobility and migration are part of a broader trend of globalization and raise a host of scientific and social discussions. The relevant research literature says that during migration there is a "brain gain", "brain circulation" and "brain drain". Managing migration is important for state one development but to understand the impact of international migration we must know how state shape and control migration. At the beginning of the 21st century, a number of changes were observed in Japan regarding migrants and migrant policy. Namely, for several decades, Japan was not a popular destination for migrants, due to the distance, difficulties with learning the language, due to a specific business culture that is unique in the world but adapted to Japanese workers. At the same time, it is a country that until recently led a restrictive migrant policy, although this is now changing, albeit slowly. With the process of intensive connection in the world, the international mobility of people intensified. Japan also saw in this a chance to supplement the labour force on the labour market. The new immigration policy from 2018, as well as measures related to migrants through Abenomics, are aimed at attracting foreign professionals, i.e. labour migrants.

Item Type: Book Section
Institutional centre: Centre for economic research
Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: D. Arsenijević
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2023 12:39
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2023 20:33
URI: http://iriss.idn.org.rs/id/eprint/1438

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