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"Sengoki ni okeru Zairyû Tokubetsu Kyoka Seido o Megutte" (On the Special Permission to Stay System in the Postwar Period)

Morris-Suzuki, Tessa


This chapter examines the central place played by the discretionary �special permission to stay� system in immigration to Japan in the postwar period. Japan�s postwar Migration Control Act gave extensive discretionary powers to the government to deport certain foreigners from Japan, but also to allow others to remain even though they did not fulfill the normal legal criteria. The sudden closing of the border between Japan and its former colony Korea from 1946 onward, and the redefinition of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Hiseiki Taizaisha to Zairyu Tokubetsu Kyoka: Ijushatachi no Kako, Genzai, Mirai (Undocumented Residents and Special Permission to Stay: The Past, Present and Future of Migrants)


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