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The Korean Studies in Japan's Anthropology

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1요코하마국립대학

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This study analyzes the existing Japanese legislations about foreigners and proposes couple of improvements to these. The existing Japanese legislations about foreigners is not necessarily satisfactory level from the score of the Migration Integration Policy Index, this study argues that one of main causes originates from the history and the character of Japan as an ethnic nation. Next we divide 4 periods of the history of Japanese foreigner policy, that is, 1st period (1945-1979) as rampant of exclusion and discrimination and forced assimilation, 2nd period (1980-1989) as laid with some solid foundation to equality and internationalization, 3rd period (1990-2005) as one step to multicultural symbiotic society and finally 4th period (2005~) as impasse to further step to multicultural symbiotic society. In 3rd chapter, we examine the existing Japanese legislations about foreigners from the viewpoint of limitation to enjoyment of rights. These include immigration law, two main political rights (suffrage and engage in public service), freedom of choice of occupation, finally, right to education. In conclusion, we propose couple of improvements to the existing Japanese legislations of foreigners including the partial introduction of jus soli and/or jus domicile and recognition of a category of ‘non-Japanese’ Japanese nationals.

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