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A Study on the foreign workers in Japan

Yoo, Hye Seung

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Abstract

Temporary labor employment means to work with the purpose of using the opportunity of overseas employment only for a certain period without considering settling down in the importing country. It constitutes the main stream of labor shift of today. One of the features of temporary employment in Asia is that there is hardly any relation of export and import under the agreement between two countries, which cannot be found in other areas.


Entering the 1980s, the economy of oil producing countries in the Middle East gradually became stagnant and the demand of labor reached its peak. In the early 1980s, increasing number of workers returned home forced by dismissal or wage cut. In the meantime, industrial nations of East Asia such as Japan, Taiwan and Korea were confronted by the period of labor shortage. At the same time, a labor flow from the countries with a surplus of manpower in Southeast Asia to the East was prominent. In Japan, the issue of foreign workers has been brought into focus since around 1985, although the influx and increase of foreign workers become conspicuous in the 1980s.


Discussions on the countermeasure for foreign workers has been going on in earnest in Japan since the late 1980s, and there were many pros and cons presented concerning the policy of importing foreign workers, which might be considered the argument between open-door and closed-door policy of the second kind, without reaching a conclusion yet. Japan began to show serious interest because of the increasing number of illegal foreign workers and the fear of Japanese people against them.

Advisors
Lumsdaine, David
Department
KDI School, Master of Public Policy
Issue Date
2000
Publisher
KDI School
Description
Thesis(Master) --KDI School:Master of Public Policy,2000
Keywords
Migrant labor--Japan.; Foreign workers--Japan.
Contents
INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1 JAPANESE SOCIETY AND FOREIGN WORKERS

CHAPTER 2 DIVERSITY OF THE ISSUE OF FOREIGN WORKERS

CHAPTER 3 ILLEGALLY EMPLOYED FOREIGN WORKERS AND JAPAN

CHAPTER 4 DIRECTION OF PROBLEM SOLVING

CONCLUSION
Pages
49 p.
URI
https://archives.kdischool.ac.kr/handle/11125/29949
Type
Thesis
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