Starting from a perspective that highlights the role of governmental agents and international organizations, this paper examines the resumption of Japanese migration to Latin America during the postwar period. In particular, and from a historical point of view, this text connects the promotion of international migration from "overpopulated" to "depopulated" regions, as encouraged by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and by the Japanese government's emigration project to Bolivia and other Latin American countries in the midtwentieth century. The paper first reviews the demographic economic policy proposed by the ILO-emphasizing the benefits of transferring advanced human capital from overpopulated to uninhabited areas-and then examines the postwar Japanese government's use of this theory to justify its own migration movements.
|Translated title of the contribution||The ILO and the Japanese Migration Project to Bolivia in the 1950s|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Si Somos Americanos|
|State||Published - 2023|
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