CPRI 05: Japanese Retirement Migration in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Miwa Shibuya has conducted  fascinating research looking at the lives of Japanese retirees in Chiang Mai; what motivates them to spend their old age in a foreign country; why Thailand, and why Chiang Mai? What do they enjoy about it, what they don’t enjoy, and what are their worries for the future—especially the provision of health care?

By way of background, the book looks at Japanese demography—Japan has the world’s highest percentage of elderly—Japanese social security and pension legislation, Japanese social conformism, and changing generational relationships in Japan.

Publication date : February 2018
Price : 350 Baht / 12 US$

Published through Chiang Mai University Press