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Human Movement and International Relations in Pacific Island Countries (2019_2_40_019)


The economy of many Pacific island countries (PICs) is highly reliant on the remittances of their overseas citizens that have emigrated to other countries and regions, both temporarily and permanently. At the same time, these countries have experienced economic and social changes due to increasing immigration among PICs as well as from the outside. This study examines the institutional aspects of migration from, to, and among PICs. It covers the bilateral, regional, and international agreements that govern the movement of persons, as well as the domestic legal and regulatory frameworks in relevant fields.


April 2019 - March 2021

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Takehiro Kurosaki (Tokai Univeristy, Lecturer)
[ Co-researcher ] Imaizumi Shinya
[ Co-researcher ] Chibana Izumi
[ Co-researcher ] Yoko Ogashiwa (Hiroshima University, Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Jiro Okamoto (Shimonoseki City University, Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Noriyuki Segawa (Kindai University, Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Takuya Kitahara (Waseda University, Research Assistant)
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