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African migrants in Japan: Social capital and economic integration

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dc.contributor.author Agyeman, E.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-28T12:27:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-28T12:27:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/0117196815609493
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/377
dc.description Published in Asian and Pacific Migration Journal en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines the strategies that African migrants in Japan adopt to build networks and utilize the social capital derived from the networks to achieve socio-economic integration and mobility in Japanese society. It is based on a field study conducted within the Tokyo metropolitan area in 2012. The study shows that in spite of racial prejudice, the African migrants in Japan build and draw heavily on bridging and linking social networks to promote economic integration. They develop these cross-cultural networks and capital through intermarriage with Japanese women, friendship and business ties with African Americans, Japanese youth and Japan's business community. For some migrants, their high educational background facilitated their economic integration in Japanese society. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Scalabrini Migration Center en_US
dc.subject African migrants in Japan; economic integration; social capital en_US
dc.title African migrants in Japan: Social capital and economic integration en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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