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Moving from Modernisation to Globalisation: Migrant Sex Workers in Japan

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The sex industry in Japan is said to be thriving. For migrants working in the sex industry, the situation is different and worse because their undocumented status in the matter of immigration control causes further exclusion by putting them outside the scope of the protection of state legislation. This chapter argues that this discourse is inherent in the social consciousness of the Japanese general public, and that this logic, albeit mostly intended well-meaningly to rescue migrants from trafficking, causes more danger to them by socially excluding and, in effect, depriving them of much chance to activate their agency, ability to act against or comply with the situation. The author explains first how the chapter, by shedding the light on migrant sex workers' situations, contributes to the focus of this edition, the work of intimacy, vis-à-vis how intimacy is generally assumed in Japanese social consciousness.

Keywords: Japan; migrant sex workers; sex industry; social consciousness

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