IIAS Newsletter 45 Autumn 2007

Muslim Transnational Families: Pakistani husbands and Japanese wives

Shuko Takeshita

Since the latter half of the 1980s, a large number of Muslims have come to Japan from countries such as Pakistan, Iran and Bangladesh in order to work. In the 1990s there was an increase in the number of Muslims marrying Japanese women and forming families in Japan. The children of these families are now reaching school age and educational problems among second-generation Muslims are emerging.

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