Transnational Spaces in the Global City Tokyo

Sakura Yamamura


The original Ph.D. project on the Spatial Diversification in Global Cities:
Transnational Spaces in Tokyo, co-supervised by Steven Vertovec and related to the GlobaldiverCities project, researched the socio-spatial patterns of transnational financial professionals within the network of Global Cities and particularly in the Global City Tokyo. It threw new light on the transnational community of highly skilled mobile professionals and concretized the transnational spaces within Tokyo as well as the larger global cities network. On the one hand, these findings will be turned into a monograph entitled “Spatial Diversity in the Global City - Transnational Tokyo”, which is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan and will be published as part of the Global Diversity Series. On the other hand, this on-going project also aims to extend the empirical research on the spatial diversification to further areas and other transnational communities, in particular transnationals from below, and to take into account recent changes in the migration policies since April 2019 and urban development projects connected to the hosting of mega-events as the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the Olympic Games in 2020.

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