Foreign Workers in Japan

Authors

  • John Lie

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-044-01-1992-05_4

Keywords:

History, Labor

Abstract

In the mid-1980s, Prime Minister Nakasone insistently articulated a vision of an "internationalized" Japan that was to claim political and social influence in global affairs commensurate with its economic power. Simultaneously, pundits and politicians focused on the increasing number of illegal workers from underdeveloped Asian countries and speculated about their impact on Japanese economy and society. The fate of migrant labor became perhaps the most widely discussed social problem of the late 1980s.

Published

1992-05-04

Issue

Section

Articles