Japan’s rapidly aging populace and its accompanying demographic, social, and economic problems are forcing a gradual opening to increased immigration. This paper consequently considers what factors influence public opinion toward immigration in Japan, using multilevel statistical modeling to test hypotheses regarding economic threat, cultural threat, contact, and salience of change.
Immigrant Perception in Japan: A Multilevel Analysis of Public Opinion
David Green is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Nagoya University, Japan. Email: <email@example.com>.
This paper utilizes data gathered by the Japan General Social Surveys. The Japanese General Social Surveys (JGSS) are designed and carried out by the JGSS Research Center at Osaka University of Commerce (Joint Usage / Research Center for Japanese General Social Surveys accredited by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), in collaboration with the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo. The project is financially assisted by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Osaka University of Commerce.
David Green; Immigrant Perception in Japan: A Multilevel Analysis of Public Opinion. Asian Survey 1 April 2017; 57 (2): 368–394. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.2.368
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