© 1998

Temporary Workers or Future Citizens?

Japanese and U.S. Migration Policies

  • Myron Weiner
  • Tadashi Hanami

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

  3. The Challenge of Migrant Incorporation in Japan and the United States

  4. Do Japan and the United States Need Immigrants?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Kazutoshi Koshiro
      Pages 151-176
  5. Rights and Benefits

  6. Germany’s Migration Policies Through American and Japanese Eyes

  7. Controlling Migration

About this book


Japan and the United States are under global and domestic pressures to simultaneously expand and to restrict immigration. In both countries migration, refugee and citizenship policies have become highly contentious political issues. Myron Weiner and Tadashi Hanami have brought together a distinguished group of American and Japanese experts to examine the very different approaches of these two societies in dealing with employer demand for labour, control over illegal migration, the challenge of incorporating immigrants, the legal rights and social benefits of foreign residents and illegal migrants, and the claims of refugees and asylum seekers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Myron Weiner
    • 1
  • Tadashi Hanami
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.Sophia UniversityJapan

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