-Len Schoppa, University of Virginia
"Nowhere is the enigmatic nature of Japanese politics and society more evident than in the areas of immigration and citizenship. In this brilliant book, Erin Chung deciphers the enigma, showing how immigrants have challenged traditional conceptions of Japanese identity and thereby opened new avenues for democratic development. It is a must-read."
-James Hollifield, Southern Methodist University
"Erin Chung's Immigration and Citizenship in Japan is a must-read for scholars of groups difference, immigration and politics. The case of Japan represents a fascinating set of circumstances that Chung probes with the best empirical and theoretical tools social science has to offer. Scholars of immigration, race, citizenship and Japanese politics will learn lots from the excellent book. Chung has a new and unique voice, and this book makes a definitive statement in several fields."
-Mark Sawyer, University of California, Los Angeles