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Borderline Japan
Foreigners and Frontier Controls in the Postwar Era

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  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521864602

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    • Offers a unique contrast to original images of postwar Japan by giving an in-depth account of the various ethnic groups
    • Provides information on certain ethnic groups, such as those from the US working in Japan, which are rarely covered within prior literature
    • Provides a historical perspective by showing the effect the Cold War had in shaping Japan's migration controls
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    “Unlike much academic writing, Tessa Morris-Suzuki’s work is almost always clearly written and jargon-free, impeccably researched and, above all, original… Morris-Suzuki’s writing is consistently innovative and thought-provoking. Her new work, Borderline Japan, is no exception…Morris-Suzuki’s book should not only be considered required reading for Japanese Studies scholars and students, but for all Japanese who are unaware of the circumstances and sufferings of non-Japanese, the vast majority of whom wanted and continue to want nothing more than to peacefully work and live in—and travel in and out of—a country they have come to call home.” -Chris Burgess, Tsuda College, Pacific Affairs

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    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521864602
    • length: 286 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Border politics: rethinking Japan's migration controls
    2. Drawing the line: from empire to Cold War
    3. Crossing the line: 'unauthorized arrivals' in occupied Japan
    4. Guarding the line: the Cold War and the immigration bureau
    5. A place apart I: the armed archipelago
    6. A place apart II: the liminal world of Ōmura
    7. Special permission to stay: 'hidden lives' in postwar Japan
    8. A point of no return: repatriation to China and North Korea
    9. Beyond the postwar system: what changed
    what stayed the same?

  • Author

    Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Australian National University, Canberra

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