This research aims to grasp
the changes in the industry that continue to deliver seafood to our table. Thus,
by focusing on the Japanese fishery, which is in danger of the “loss of human resources,” it
aims to analyze the current situation of industrial sites and elucidate the
wide range of labor problems involved. Specifically, we focused on the
Indonesian fishing sailors who work on Japanese fishing boats. We defined them
as “diaspora on board” and studied
the people in “this group,” whose existence and the type of work
they do for whom have been kept away from the public’s eyes. This research began
by setting the unknown reality at the root of the problems the Japanese fishery
The results of the analysis
have depicted that the technical intern training system in the fishing-boat
fishery strives to improve living conditions by working on a foreign fishing
boat, sucks up young Indonesians who entrusted their dreams to fishery
education institutions, and encourages them to work onboard Japanese fishing
boats 〔“Changes in industrial structure and foreign workers”〕.
In addition, it is immeasurable for those who decide to spend their lives in the fishery to continue to share time, space, and danger on a narrow ship on
the rough seas, where they may lose their lives. Thus, it was noted that they
are becoming more irreplaceable as they build a high degree of expertise.
However, it was pointed out at
the same time that continuing to rely on “diaspora on board” requires a public
debate and recognition that it is a problem that is directly
linked to national food security policy.