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Title :戦後沖縄県における海外移民の歴史と実態
Title alternative :The history and nature of Okinawan immigration after World War 2
Authors :石川, 友紀
Authors alternative :Ishikawa, Tomonori
Issue Date :Mar-2010
Abstract :The research of historical background and nature of immigration after World War 2 have not been extensively carried out. Sixty four years have elapsed since after World War 2, history of Okinawan immigration will be readily an appropriate subject for migration studies. In this paper as a fundamental study, socio-economic background of Okinawa before reversion, population dynamics, repatriation of Okinawans from abroad, brief history of post-war immigrants from Okinawa, the nature of Okinawan immigrants were respectively analyzed from historical-geographic viewpoints. It is my perception that within the framework of migration Okinawa we must try to clarify the nature as well as to what immigration has implied to Okinawan people. Therefore, reexamination of historical significance of Okinawan migration after World War 2 should be instructive at the present time. While most of the young generations do not show an overt concern about role of immigration from Okinawa, it is my strong desire that this paper is to make young generation aware and recognize that Okinawa has been in the position of leading prefecture for emigration in Japan. And we are in the historical stage that the most of issei immigrants have passed away, and even nisei immigrants are already in matured and aged stage. The third and fourth generations are now in their active role. And in the age of global environment we should recognize the immigrants and their descendants being precious and great heritage for Okinawa. Therefore, Okinawa must strengthen the close relationships with Okinawan immigrants and their descendants in abroad. Finally, it is my sincere expectation that we must encourage the nisei and sansei immigrants to help seek their ethnic roots and expire theme to develop migration studies of immigrants from Okinawa.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :1881-0829
Publisher :琉球大学国際沖縄研究所移民研究部門
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/16689
Citation :移民研究 = Immigration Studies no.6 p.45 -70
Appears in Collections:No.6 (2010/3)

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