Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University. Part. II, Arts and science education Issue 64
2015-12-18 発行


The Life Courses about Chinese Women with Higher Educations as Foreign Workers in Japan
Tong, Yaqina
The purpose of this study is to analyze the individual attributes and the personal environment of the Chinese women who are with higher educational back-ground and living in Japan as foreign workers and to clarify the working situation and the labor system of their employment in Japan. While grasping the differences of the subjects’ life course, the study also analyzed the constraints that they have to face in their life such as the entrance to a graduate school, the employment, the marriage etc. The study, which adopts a questionnaire method, interviewed Chinese women with higher educations who are working for local companies in Japan. The study demonstrates that respondents desired to access higher education in Japan. Because of their high educational backgrounds, they rather easily obtained employment, even though the labor market still has a gender bias. The respondents possessed a high level of Japanese and majority of them held international business visas. They have their own life track of working due to the inherently economic-social background that they cannot choose by themselves such as spouses’ affairs.
life course
working abroad
chinese women