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Language and Citizenship in Japan


The relationship between language and citizenship in Japan has traditionally been regarded as a fixed tripartite: 'Japanese citizenship' means 'Japanese ethnicity,' which in turn means 'Japanese as one's first language.' Historically, most non-Japanese who have chosen to take out citizenship have been members of the 'oldcomer' Chinese and Korean communities, born and raised in Japan. But this is changing: the last three decades have seen an influx of 'newcomer' economic migrants from a wide range of countries, many of whom ...

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Language and Citizenship in Japan
2020, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780367602123


Language and Citizenship in Japan
2011, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415897228


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