Peers' perceptions of Japanese returnees

Tomoko Yoshida, David Matsumoto, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Naoko Moriyoshi, Atsushi Furuiye, Chikako Ishii

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Many studies have examined the reentry process of Japanese children raised abroad. Results suggest that "feeling different" is a key factor in describing their experiences. These studies, however, were based only on self-reports of returnees. The current study examined returnees' peers' perceptions and the factors that affected them. Results indicated that the returnees' peers' perceptions could be summarized by two factors: "advantage" and "difference/disadvantage." Those who had studied abroad and who had known many returnees had a balanced perspective of the returnee experience. Women were more likely to perceive advantages while those who were older were more likely to perceive differences/disadvantages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-658
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Intercultural Relations
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov


  • Culture contact
  • Host group
  • Intergroup contact
  • Kikokushijo
  • Peers
  • Returnees

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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