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dc.contributor.authorBanki, Susanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:13:27Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:13:27Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-09T01:31:20Z
dc.identifier.issn09516328en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/jrs/fel015en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26503
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the consequences of Japan's refugee policy for Burmese refugees living in Tokyo by examining refugees' livelihoods and responses to the immigration/ refugee legal system. It begins with a description of Japan's legal framework as it pertains to immigrants and refugees, then examines four elements of refugees' livelihoods in Tokyo: employment, housing, health care and education. Tokyo's urban environment enables Burmese refugees from all backgrounds to generate income and make a living. Finding a place to live is possible with the help of the Burmese community, both legal and illegal. Education is only partially successful, but will prove more challenging as the refugee population grows. The present system is woefully inadequate to meet the health needs of asylum seekers. While refugees manage adequately, this is largely due to the Burmese community's strength and to some extent the response of Japanese civil society in the form of volunteer organizations. This success is in spite of Japan's rusty immigration and refugee system, which, slow to recognize that its temporary population is gradually becoming more permanent, is in need of more than a cosmetic makeover.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom328en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto344en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Refugee Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode369999en_US
dc.titleBurmese Refugees in Tokyo: Livelihoods in the Urban Environmenten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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