Research

Nikkei Global Literature: Diaspora, Race, Identity & Belonging

This project uses an innovative research methodology triangulation of close reading and CAQDAS textual analysis of novels by Nikkei diaspora in the UK by Kazuo Ishiguro and Australia by Masako Fukui, plus interviews with these authors and academics, to explore race, identity and belonging. It finds their creation of Nikkei transnational identities is less aligned with national politics and identities, and more aligned with a sense of global Nikkei belonging.