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

Contents:

Click here to read a Thesis Summary

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 (click here to read a sample chapter)
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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