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Indian Migrants in Tokyo


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. List of Figures. List of Photos. Preface. Chapter One Introduction. Chapter Two The Social Life: Bonding Together. Chapter Three Religion and Shifting Identities. Chapter Four The Business and Professional World. Chapter Five The Journey from Here Onwards. Figures. Glossary. Bibliography.

About the Author

Megha Wadhwa is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University, Japan.


"[This] book is an eye-opening study based on comprehensive research and personal experience...Wadhwa interviewed over 100 Indian residents, and readers are provided with numerous biographical portraits that show how these individuals balance their love of Japan with their strong ties to India"Patrick Parr, Japan Times, https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2021/01/23/books/indian-migrants-in-tokyo/?fbclid=IwAR3EOiq86p2GxeyTkhlLs_E1a8u7B1XmH0Hs-UqkayWn3cjyooUERncyLpM"Megha Wadhwa's new book on Japan's small but growing Indian community is a welcome delight. It provides a fascinating, important and different perspective both on Japan and how non-Japanese fare with life there. Drawing on years of fieldwork primarily in Tokyo, "Indian Migrants in Tokyo" manages to affectionately convey a great deal of useful information in just under 200 pages.Wadhwa spent years interviewing a broadly representative sector of the Indian diaspora in Japan, including merchants, IT workers, restaurateurs, teachers, diplomats, students and trailing spouses. These interviews provide a wealth of insightful quotes and observations that help understand the Indian version of the "life in Japan" experience."Colin P.A. Jones, Doshisha University in Nikkei Asia, https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Life/Book-review-Indian-Migrants-in-Tokyo"Not just relevant for those scholars interested in Japan as an emerging immigrant nation but also in a comparative perspective examining how other countries in Asia are dealing with shifting attitudes toward sending and receiving migrants."Baas, Michiel, International Institute for Asian Studies, University of Amsterdam

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