Here I present: Megha Wadhwa मेघ वधवा ,“Indian Migrants in Tokyo”, 2021 which was a study by Sophia University, Tokyo.
There are currently around 40,000 Indians living in Japan. Their stories, similar minority groups in other countries, are often ignored or pushed aside. It is said that there are 4,000 Indians in Nishi-Kasai (Edogawa-Ku, Tokyo). Ten percent (10%) of the Indians stationed in Japan live in the Nishi-Kasai area (called “Tokyo Little India“).
“Edogawa” ward, Tokyo is shown on the map BELOW. “Tokyo” prefecture is composed of 23 “city-wards”. “Edogawa” ward (as shown on the map BELOW) is adjacent to Chiba prefecture.
Here I presented: Megha Wadhwa, “Indian Migrants in Tokyo”, 2021 which was a study by Sophia University, Tokyo.
The “table of contents” of the book with 5 chapters is as follows:
The research project.
Conceptualizing the Indian community in Tokyo.
2. The Social life – Bonding Together.
Social stratification of Indian migrants in Tokyo.
The Indian community.
Virtual connections – technology and media.
3. Religion and Shifting Identities.
The Hindu temple in Tokyo.
The Jain temple in Tokyo.
The Sikh temple in Tokyo.
Islam – Indian Muslims in Tokyo.
Christianity – Indian Christians in Tokyo.
Celebrations and popular culture.
Women and religion.
Religion for Indians in Tokyo.
4. The Business and Professional World.
Establishing and progressing in a foreign land.
Professional Indian boom – stable or unstable?
Women at work.
Opportunities beset with challenges.
5. The Journey from Here.
Megha Wadhwa मेघ वधवा ,”Indian Migrants in Tokyo“, 2021 presents Indian religions and eating-habits. Other stories of Indians are told in the book; however, I focused on the culinary culture only in this blog post.
Om Lata Bahadur, “Hindu Festivals & Ceremonies”, 1997 was the topic of an earlier blog post