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The Technical Intern Training Program has served as a de facto guest worker program for receiving low-skilled migrants during the last quarter century in Japan. While the program enables certain industries to employ migrants, significant local variation exists in the degree to which these...
An internet-based social survey was conducted longitudinally in urbanised and nuclear-power-plant-hosting prefectures from 2015 to 2017, covering 12 prefectures in four regions by 2017, to measure temporal variations and geographical differences in the willingness to participate in random-sample...
In 2011, the 3.11 triple disaster of The Great East Japan Earthquake, the ensuing tsunami and the nuclear accident shook both the built and social environments of local communities in Tōhoku, Japan. To support successful community recovery, local participation has been implemented in many...
The didactic elements of Japanese children’s media texts have assumed new forms alongside recent developments in franchising strategies. This paper argues that space-based franchising in Purikyua, a popular girls’ transmedia text, exemplifies a trend towards creating Japanese girls’ texts that...
Structural analysis of the Japanese anime Doraemon reveals the source of the unimaginable popularity of this children’s cartoon in the paradigmatic structure ‘Doraemon’s gadgets : Nobita’s problems :: Doraemon : Nobita.’ The paradigmatic structure’s minor contradiction shows us that neither...
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