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Diasporic Homecomings

by Takeyuki Tsuda

Sociologists and other social scientists explore the return to the homeland not by the people who originally left, but by their descendants. Within sections on the causes of diaporic return and ethnic return migration to Europe and East Asia, they consider ethnic return policy in Asia and Europe, the problem with similarity among ethnic return migrants in Spain, Transylvania Hungarian ethnic return migration to Hungary, Peruvian and Brazilian return migrants in Japan, and Korean American homeland trips and cultural foreignness. Annotation c2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Strangers in the Ethnic Homeland: Japanese Brazilian Return Migration in Transnational Perspective

by Takeyuki Tsuda

With an immigrant population currently estimated at roughly 280,000, Japanese Brazilians are now the second largest group of foreigners in Japan. Although they are of Japanese descent, most were born in Brazil and are culturally Brazilian. As a result, they have become Japan's newest ethnic minority. Drawing upon close to two years of multisite fieldwork in Brazil and Japan, Takeyuki Tsuda has written a comprehensive ethnography that examines the ethnic experiences and reactions of both Japanese Brazilian immigrants and their native Japanese hosts.

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