Asia on the Move: Regional Migration and the Role of Civil Society

Mely Caballero-Anthony and Toshihiro Menu, eds.

Globalization has led to a surge in cross-border migration, and the population of international migrants in East Asia has more than doubled over the past two decades. Today, governments in the region are grappling with these expanding and increasingly complex flows of people as well as the human security challenges that they bring, but as a result, they too often overlook the potential opportunities that accompany skillfully managed migration. 

In this volume, which resulted from a program on Strengthening Nongovernmental Contributions to Regional Security Cooperationexperts from “sending” and “receiving” countries in Asia outline current trends in China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia; analyze existing government efforts to manage migration; and explore the unique role that nongovernmental organizations can play in helping to protect migrants and to harness migration to the benefit of the region.


2. Immigrants in Japan and the Role of Civil Society
   Toshihiro Menju
3. Challenges of and Coping with Immigration in Korea: The State, Civil Society, and Migrant Workers
   Lee Hyejin
4. Immigration and the Role of Civil Society in Singapore
   Mathew Mathews and Debbie Soon
5. The Dynamics of International Migration and the Role of Civil Society in China
   Tian Fangmeng
6. Indonesia and Labor Outmigration: The Role of Civil Society
   Avyanthi Azis
7. Managing Movements of People in Myanmar: A Role for Civil Society
   Moe Thuzar
8. Walk the Talk: CSOs, Migrant Workers, and Overseas Employment from the Philippines
   Jorge V. Tigno
9. Facilitating Labor Emigration for Security and Prosperity: The Case of Vietnam
   Liem T. Nguyen, Duong B. Le, Trang L. Nguyen
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ISBN 978-4-88907-143-6; 208 pages; paper,