Educational Belief of Families with Japanese Marriage Migrants: Analysis of Life Stories in Five Asian Countries
This is an interim report on a research project titled “The educational belief of families with Japanese marriage migrants: Analysis of life stories in five Asian countries” (April 1st, 2020–March 31st, 2024) supported by the JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 20H01648. Although the project objective was to compare the narratives of Japanese parents and their spouses in target countries—China, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore—limited access to both sides due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic delayed this part of the project. However, the research team has reached a methodological agreement after pilot interviews during the first year as scheduled, interviewed in a total of 39 people, and held 4 internal seminars to share the preliminary findings, which satisfied the minimum requirements expected for the project for the first 2 years (2020-2021). While waiting for restrictions on international travel to be eased to conduct interviews as planned, the project may have to alter the course of research if necessary.
In this report, Section 1 explains the summary and future direction of the project, Section 2 draws on the backgrounds of the project, and Section 3 gives the reports from China, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore respectively. The author of each report is named beside the heading and their affiliations are referred to in 1.5, Project Members.