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Exporting Japan : politics of emigration toward Latin America /
Toake Endoh.
imprint
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2009.
description
267 p.
ISBN
0252034023 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780252034022 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2009.
isbn
0252034023 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780252034022 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Origins, historical development, and patterns of Japanese migration to Latin America -- The first wave of Japanese migration to Latin America -- The second wave: post-World War II period -- Latin American emigration as a national strategy -- Building the emigration machinery -- Post-World War II resurgence of state-led migration to Latin America -- State expansion through human exclusion -- Social origins of Japanese emigration policy -- Latin American emigration as political decompressor -- State expansion through emigration.
catalogue key
6798690
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"An intriguing and engaging read."-- Journal of Japanese Studies
"An intriguing and engaging read."--Journal of Japanese Studies
"Skillfully unravels Japan's intricate domestic politics of emigration to Latin America before and after WW II."-- Enterprise & Society
"Skillfully unravels Japan's intricate domestic politics of emigration to Latin America before and after WW II."--Enterprise & Society
"This is a well written and carefully researched book. . . . Endoh lays out a compelling argument."-- The Geographical Review
"This is a well written and carefully researched book. . . . Endoh lays out a compelling argument."--The Geographical Review
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Summaries
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This volume examines the domestic origins of the Japanese government's policies to promote the emigration of approximately 300,000 native Japanese citizens to Latin America between the 1890s and the 1960s.
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Exporting Japanexamines the domestic origins of the Japanese government's policies to promote the emigration of approximately three hundred thousand native Japanese citizens to Latin America between the 1890s and the 1960s. This imperialist policy, spanning two world wars and encompassing both the pre-World War II authoritarian government and the postwar conservative regime, reveals strategic efforts by the Japanese state to control its populace while building an expansive nation beyond its territorial borders.Toake Endoh compellingly argues that Japan's emigration policy embodied the state's anxieties over domestic political stability and its intention to remove marginalized and radicalized social groups by relocating them abroad. Documenting the disproportionate focus of the southwest region of Japan as a source of emigrants, Endoh considers the state's motivations in formulating emigration policies that selected certain elements of the Japanese population for "export." She also recounts the situations migrants encountered once they reached Latin America, where they were often met with distrust and violence in the "yellow scare" of the pre-World War II period.
Main Description
Exporting Japan examines the domestic origins of the Japanese government's policies to promote the emigration of approximately three hundred thousand native Japanese citizens to Latin America between the 1890s and the 1960s. This imperialist policy, spanning two world wars and encompassing both the pre-World War II authoritarian government and the postwar conservative regime, reveals strategic efforts by the Japanese state to control its populace while building an expansive nation beyond its territorial borders. Toake Endoh compellingly argues that Japan's emigration policy embodied the state's anxieties over domestic political stability and its intention to remove marginalized and radicalized social groups by relocating them abroad. Documenting the disproportionate focus of the southwest region of Japan as a source of emigrants, Endoh considers the state's motivations in formulating emigration policies that selected certain elements of the Japanese population for "export." She also recounts the situations migrants encountered once they reached Latin America, where they were often met with distrust and violence in the "yellow scare" of the pre-World War II period.
Table of Contents
Notes on the Translation and Usage of Japanese Names and Wordsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Origins, Historical Development, And Patterns Of Japanese Migration To Latin America
The First Wave of Japanese Migration to Latin Americap. 17
The Second Wave: Post-World War II Periodp. 35
Latin American Emigration As A National Strategy
Building the Emigration Machineryp. 59
Post-World War II Resurgence of State-Led Migration to Latin Americap. 80
State Expansion Through Human Exclusion
Social Origins of Japanese Emigration Policyp. 101
Latin American Emigration as Political Decompressorp. 138
State Expansion through Emigrationp. 170
Conclusionp. 197
Notesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 253
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