- 日本オーラル・ヒストリー研究 (ISSN:18823033)
- vol.7, pp.119-136, 2011
Roughly, the area that the Okinawan people have settled is classified into two, which are due to Pre-War settlement by migrant workers and the post-war repatriation from overseas. In modern Japanese society Okinawan people are newcomers, who have come together to form the "Okinawan" settlement. In doing so they endured the hard life on the mainland. However, they as the workforce have contributed to the development of modern Japan. Housing is a group of strategies, which has emphasized the structure of discrimination. As a consequence, the Okinawan people have pushed the return movement to Japan. Ethnicity was an important point for the organization and establishment of the Okinawan People's Congress.