webinar register page

Webinar banner
This webinar is for users with a Zoom account. New to Zoom? Sign up free.
The Politics of International Marriage in Japan | An Online Book Launch
Dr. Viktoriya Kim of Osaka University will discuss international marriage trends in Japan; international marriage as a public and private affair; diverse groups of foreign spouses in Japan and their unique/common issues; and the future of marriage migration studies.

In her lecture, Dr. Kim will draw on the book she co-wrote, The Politics of International Marriage in Japan, which explores the political and institutional climate surrounding international marriages in the country. It also analyzes a variety of ways in which researchers introduce international couples using a camera lens perspective. And more importantly, there are first-hand experiences of foreign (Russian-speaking and Filipino women and Western men and women) and Japanese spouses and their mixed-heritage children that are vividly presented in the book.

The book analyzes the definition of international and cross-border marriages, the academic and historical background of international marriages, perspectives on why Japanese and foreign nationals choose each other, and how they express their love. Later chapters introduce different areas of married life – life choices and negotiation process surrounding these, the issue of raising bicultural/bilingual children, and the ways spouses deal with family conflicts and divorce. Published by Rutgers University Press, the book was written by Viktoriya Kim, Nelia G. Balgoa, and Beverly Anne Yamamoto.

Dec 2, 2021 01:00 PM in Singapore

Webinar logo
Webinar is over, you cannot register now. If you have any questions, please contact Webinar host: UP Asian Center.