現代日本研究センターEarly-Career Scholar Forum
|対象者||社会人・一般 / 在学生 / 受験生 / 留学生 / 卒業生 / 企業 / 大学生 / 教職員|
|開催日（開催期間）||2023年2月10日 12時15分 — 13時|
|申込受付期間||2023年1月24日 — 2023年2月10日|
TCJS Early-Career Scholar Forum
Routes Going Back to Roots: Transnational Experiences among Shin-Nisei Raised in Guam on Returning to Japan
Junichi Shibano (School of Contemporary Sociology, Chukyo University)
In recent years, as Japanese emigration has become more diversified, the number of Japanese youths born and raised abroad has increased. They are called the shin-nisei (new second-generation Japanese immigrants), and many of them have never lived in Japan. This presentation focuses on the phenomenon of these shin-nisei returning to Japan. Based on long-term ethnographic research of shin-nisei youths raised in Guam, this study explores why and how this population is returning to Japan and what problems they face in the processes of return. The main findings are threefold. First, influenced by their highly transnationalized experiences since childhood, the shin-nisei in this study attempted to return to Japan as their “roots” as students or workers. Second, however, different routes of return migration have led to different levels of inclusion or exclusion in Japan. Finally, the differences in return experiences among these shin-nisei were derived from structural and institutional constraints in both Guam and Japan.