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Japanese Working Holiday Makers and their Return to the Japanese Labour Market: Before and After

Kawashima, Kumiko

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The Working Holiday is a relatively new but rapidly growing form of transnational mobility. In Australia, Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) form the largest group of Japanese temporary migrants, and their numbers have been increasing. In this paper, I will discuss the experience of returned WHMs in the light of Japanese labour practice. For my interlocutors, the motivations for taking a Working Holiday were frequently related to their dissatisfaction with their status and future prospects as...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKawashima, Kumiko
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:19:39Z
dc.identifier.issn1035-7823
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/19441
dc.description.abstractThe Working Holiday is a relatively new but rapidly growing form of transnational mobility. In Australia, Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) form the largest group of Japanese temporary migrants, and their numbers have been increasing. In this paper, I will discuss the experience of returned WHMs in the light of Japanese labour practice. For my interlocutors, the motivations for taking a Working Holiday were frequently related to their dissatisfaction with their status and future prospects as workers. In order to understand this popular but under-researched form of transnational migration, it is therefore important to consider their self-perceptions about their worker status when they re-entered the Japanese workforce, and how they think their life course has changed due to the Working Holiday experience. The employment experience of WHMs upon their return to Japan illuminates their position in the home society in which their migratory decision-making was situated.
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceAsian Studies Review
dc.subjectKeywords: Australia; Employment; English; Japan; Labour; Lost generation; Return migration; Temporary migration; Working holiday; Youth
dc.titleJapanese Working Holiday Makers and their Return to the Japanese Labour Market: Before and After
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume34
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor210302 - Asian History
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4265029xPUB8
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKawashima, Kumiko, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage267
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage286
local.identifier.doi10.1080/10357823.2010.508765
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:48:07Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-79956236013
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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