Divided Community by Information Media: A Case of Japanese Community in Thailand

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Senshu Yoshii


This article is intended as a formation process and communication of the minority community through by an investigation of the character of media usage of minorities in abroad. For a case, I take up how a Japanese community in Thailand after 1990 changed through free paper, a paid magazine, the Internet media. In Japanese community study, few studies treated free paper. However, overseas Japanese community is not unification and, by the use and the moving of such media, can point out a phenomenon advancing in the direction of the division. In this article, I would like to perform a proof report about the use of the media and the formation of the community based on fieldwork from 1990.


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