Japan's Diversity Dilemmas: Ethnicity, Citizenship, and Education

Japan's Diversity Dilemmas: Ethnicity, Citizenship, and Education

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Japan's Diversity Dilemmas: Ethnicity, Citizenship, and Education reveals how Japanese society is now in the midst of dramatic transformation brought on by demographic change and globalization. Foreigners are coming to Japan and many more will come in the near future to meet the demands of an economy that needs workers to compensate for an extremely low birth rate. The ramifications of this influx of foreigners into a society that has based its identity on a mythical ethnic purity are enormous.

Japan's Diversity Dilemmas is not just about minorities, but addresses issues of diversity that impact Japan as a nation in three areas: ethnicity, citizenship, and education. As the population diversifies, the linking of ethnicity and citizenship is being challenged and education is a battleground where these struggles occur. This collection of papers by an interdisciplinary group of authors helps readers to understand Japan's evolving conceptions of the nation and its attempts to balance tensions of unity and diversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595362578
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/26/2006
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

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