Immigration, Women, and Japan—A Leap Ahead and a Step Behind: A Qualitative Journalistic Approach
2016 (English)In: SAGE Open, ISSN 2158-2440, E-ISSN 2158-2440, Vol. 6, no 2, 1-7 p., 2158244016673129Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Japan has become a super-aged society, facing demographic challenges resulting in societal and economic consequences. In its political structural reform, the Japanese government presented the urgency to consider the increase in labor mobility that includes the issues of immigration and female employment, both domestic and foreign. The aim of this study was to explore, from a Japanese woman’s perspective, the intertwined issues of immigration. An in-depth interview was performed and analyzed by content analysis with a methodological departure in qualitative journalistic interviewing. The case was a Japanese woman with a unique profile. The results of this study, family permanency and group cohesiveness, can contribute to understand the potential interdependency between the roles, within the Japanese society, of foreign female domestic workers and Japanese women. In conclusion, it appears that the pivotal role of women in the Japanese society and the global feminization of migration challenge Japanese social consistency.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Open, 2016. Vol. 6, no 2, 1-7 p., 2158244016673129
Case study, demographic transition, immigration, Japanese super-aged society, women’s employment.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:rkh:diva-2294DOI: 10.1177/2158244016673129OAI: oai:DiVA.org:rkh-2294DiVA: diva2:1039871