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Title: Freedom found? The later-life transnational migration of Japanese women to Western Australia and Thailand
Authors: Thang, L.L.
Sone, S.
Toyota, M. 
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Thang, L.L.,Sone, S.,Toyota, M. (2012). Freedom found? The later-life transnational migration of Japanese women to Western Australia and Thailand. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 21 (2) : 239-262. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Despite being a relatively recent research topic, studies on transnational later-life retirement have noted the diversity of the phenomenon. This study of Japanese women in later-life moving to live in Western Australia and Thailand adds to the diversity by examining the gendered dimension of the phenomenon. Through an analysis of the dominant narrative of "seeking for freedom" in their motivation to leave Japan, the paper examines what are the expressions of freedom as perceived by the women and the challenges confronting them in later-life migration. Their subjective experiences reflect migration in later-life as a dynamic process, and later-life migration as more complex than mere classification of their motivations into amenity-seeking or otherwise.
Source Title: Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/114190
ISSN: 01171968
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