Research and Projects

British Women in Japan Project

This oral history project,started in 2004, is ongoing. If you have lived in Japan for two or more years – whether you are still resident or have returned to Britain – I would like to hear from you. Please contact me at drskburton@gmail.com

Japanese Women Residents in England Project – completed 2003

(This thesis can be downloaded from the British Library website.)

Contents:

1 Thesis Introduction and Overview of the Japanese Community in England
2 Research Objectives

PART 1: LITERATURE REVIEW

3 Japanese Society and Women
4 The Japanese Abroad

PART 2: METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN CROSS-CULTURAL ORAL HISTORY

5 Oral History in Japan
6 Cultural Issues: Interviewing in a Japanese Cultural Context
7 Linguistic Issues: Interviewing in English and in Japanese
8 Methodological Issues in Cross-Cultural Oral History Conclusion

PART 3: RESEARCH FINDINGS: JAPANESE WOMEN RESIDENTS IN ENGLAND

9 Interviewee Profiles
10 Socio-Economic Status and Reasons for Migration
11 Student Lives in Japan and England
12 Working Lives in Japan and England
13 Romantic Relationships and Married Life
14 Company Wives in the Expatriate Community
15 Migration and Identity
16 Comparing Cultures
17 Research Findings Conclusion

BIBLIOGRAPHY APPENDIX: GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS AND FREQUENTLY USED JAPANESE WORDS

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