Nikkei Brazilians at a Brazilian School in Japan

Factors affecting language decisions and education

Author: Toshiko Sugino
Price: JPY 6,000
Publication date: August 15, 2008
ISBN: 978-4-7664-1546-9 C3037
Paperback 230mmx155mm 274pages
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Newly revised immigration laws in 1990 brought an increasing number of Japanese descendant Nikkei Brazilians to Japan for better economic opportunities. Although public education is provided for immigrant children in Japan, some Brazilian parents choose Portuguese-medium schools.

This study is the first to investigate minority children studying at a Portuguese-medium Brazilian school in a middle sized city in Japan, combining historical-structural approaches with ethnolinguistic vitality theory to show the complex demography of Nikkei Brazilians educational choices for their children from historical, socio-political, and socio-economic perspectives.


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