Proceedings of The 5th Global Conference on Women’s Studies
Cultural Dynamics and Domestic Abuse in International Households: A Comprehensive Study on Emotional, Coercive, and Economic Abuse in International Households in Japan
Polina A. Lukyantseva
The aim of this study was to investigate emotional abuse, coercive behavior, and economic abuse in international households between Japanese citizens and Russian-speaking expatriates. Furthermore, it aimed to provide a comprehensive analysis of the relevance of satisfaction in these households and examine and compare other specific factors and major causes leading to abuse and domestic violence. The author conducted both qualitative and quantitative analyses. The qualitative approach involved the use of descriptive statistical methods and critical discourse analysis. Additionally, it included an analysis of historical context, national statistics, participant observation, online open-ended questionnaires, in-depth interviews, case studies, interview research methods, personal interviews, and critical discourse analysis. The quantitative approach involved the use of snowball sampling and quota sampling. The survey and interviews aimed to gather information on various aspects, such as household characteristics, cultural specifics, attitudes of women/men towards gender roles in Japanese society, perspectives on gender roles and violence, and causes of domestic violence or abuse. The data collection included transcripts of digitally recorded individual interviews and questionnaire data. Personal interviews were conducted online using Zoom, with participants’ cameras turned off to protect their confidentiality. Participants were assured of confidentiality and allowed to withdraw their consent at any time. A dominant approach was used to protect interview confidentiality. Finally, this study identified the primary causes of major conflicts and described or analyzed abuse based on examples obtained through interviews.
keywords: abuse, feminism, gender, Japan, case study