Editor's Introduction
     Michiyo YONENO-REYES

Transnational citizenship and deterritorialized identity: The meanings of Nikkei diasporas' shuttling between the Philippines and Japan
     Ohno SHUN

Compelling memories and telling archival documents and photographs: The search for the Baguio Japanese community 
     Patricia AFABLE

Labor migration and minority group empowerment: The Nikkeijin in Davao and their association 
     Asuncion FRESNOZA-FLOT

The Iemoto system in Japanese performing arts in Southern California: Its transformation and influences on the diaspora musical practices
     Waseda MINAKO

Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia is an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal published since 1963 by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. Promoting original and penetrating research, it offers novel and alternative interpretations of Asian experiences, helps deepen the understanding of the region, and enlivens debates on issues affecting Asian peoples and societies. One of the pioneering journals of its kind in Asia, Asian Studies offers a critical, multidisciplinary platform where scholars, practitioners, and activists can publish research that draws on the theories and perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, or cultural studies. Published twice a year, the journal welcomes full-length research articles; commentaries and documents; reviews (films, books, novels, exhibits, plays, websites, etc.); poetry and short fiction; and travel narratives. View content and submission guidelines @ www.asj.upd.edu.ph. Submissions are welcome year-round. Send inquiries/manuscripts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.