Japan Labor Bulletin 1992 Vol.31

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No.1, January (PDF:240KB)

  • General Survey
    Centralization in Tokyo & Life Affluence - 1991 White Paper on National Life
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Firms' Response to Child Care Leave
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Rengo Decides on Action Policy for 1992-93
  • International Relations
    Japan-EC Symposium Held in Brussels
  • Special Topic
    Changing Marriage and Family Structure: Women's Perspective
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Income, Expenditures and Assets by Age
    Trends in Ratio of Prices of Condominiums and Houses to Wage Earner's Annual Income

No.2, February (PDF:238KB)

  • General Survey
    Census Finds Population Growth Hitting Postwar Low-2.1%
    A 1991 White Paper on Women Labour
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Starting Wage Gap Between Firms Narrows; Survey Results on 1991 Starting Pay
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Wage Demands for 1992 Shunto
    Labor Unions Tackling Issue of Foreign Workers' Human Rights-
  • Public Policy
    Reserve Permanent Job Positions for Short-Time Disabled Employees, Panel Says
  • Special Topic
    Hiring Practices in Japan
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Age-wise scheduled Pay for Standard Workers with College Education and Gap between Males and Females Trends in Number of Employed Workers

No.3, March (PDF:298KB)

  • General Survey
    Gov't Sees 3.5% Growth in 1992
  • Labor Management Relations
    Unionization Rate Hits Record-Low
  • Public Policy
    Contributions for Employment Benefits to be Reduced
  • Special Topic
    Gastarbeiter in Japanese Small Firms
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    From A 1991 White Paper on Youth

No.4, April (PDF:278KB)

  • General Survey
    The Current Level of and Prospects for Trends in Total Annual Work Hours in Japan
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    "Non-Paid Overtime" should be Reduced, Says Metropolitan Labor Standards Bureau
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Important Issues for 1992 Shunto
  • Public Policy
    Improve Foreign Workers Conditions, MCA Recommends
  • Special Topic
    The Globalization of Business and the New World of Work
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    From the 1991 Monthly Labor Survey

No.5, May (PDF:246KB)

  • General Survey
    Slowdown in Economic Growth
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Auto and Electrical-Machinery Industries Set to Strongly Tackle Shorter Hours
  • Labor-Management Relations
    1992 Shunto Peaks-Wage Hikes are Extremely Unsatisfactory, Unions Say
  • Public Policy
    Ministry of Labour Publishes Names of 4 Firms Employing Fewer Disabled Persons
  • Special Topic
    The Supreme Court's Hitachi Decision on the Duty to Work Overtime Introduction
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    The Diffusion Index (D.I.),or Index for judging Future Business Trends "Favorable" - "Unfav orable", Major Firms

No.6, June (PDF:215KB)

  • General Survey
    National Medical Costs Will Soar 6.9% to 23 Trillion yen
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Business Increasingly Cautious on Hiring of New Graduates
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Shunto Interim Report - 80,000 Nurses Go on Strike
  • International Relations
    A White Paper on Overseas Labor Situation; A Foreign Labor Influx from Asian Region Rising
  • Public Policy
    5-day Workweek for Public Servants
  • Special Topic
    Changing the Concept of Employment Policy
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    A Survey on the realities of Education and Training Programs

No.7, July (PDF:305KB)

  • General Survey
    A 1992 White Paper on International Trade Target Figures Set to Achieve a Better Quality of Life; A Report by the Economic Council's Committee
  • Working Condition and the Labor Market
    Employment Adjustment Widespread
  • International Relations
    A Survey on Technological Transfers to Asian Regions
  • Public Policy
    Public Pensioners Top 25 Million
  • Special Topic
    Management Restructuring and Multi-faceted Manpower Procurement; Development of Annual Pay System and Contract-based Employee System
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    An International Comparison of Industrial Injuries

No.8, August (PDF:259KB)

  • General Survey
    Economic Council Recommends New Plan; 5-Year Plan for Achieving Better Quality of Life
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Long Vacation and Employer's Legal Right to Revise Schedule
  • Public Policy
    Shorter Working Hours Bill Becomes Law
  • Special Topic
    Is the Japanese Labor Market Dual Structured?
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Fig.1 Men's wages by industry and age (Establishment and educational attainment covered)
    Fig.2 Men's wages by occupation and age(Industry and size of establishment covered)

No.9, September (PDF:684KB)

  • General Survey
    Single Men Increasing
  • Public Policy
    Foreign Trainee Program-7th Basic Employment Measures Plan
  • Special Topics
    Enterprise-Based Labor Unions and Collective Agreements
  • White Paper on Labour-1992 Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in No. of Employees, Union Membership and Estimated Unionization Rate
    Table Union Memberships by Major Labor Organizations(Individual Labor Union)

No.10, October (PDF:318KB)

  • General Survey
    1992 White Paper on the Economy; Economic Assessment Centered on a Steeper Decline in Business Activity
  • The Labor Market and Working Conditions
    Economic slowdown and Trends in Labor Market
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Relations between Labor Unions and Political Parties; Rengo Candidates Suffer Crushing Defeat in the Upper House Election
  • Public Policy
    Annual Limit on Overtime Hours Lowered to 360 Hours; Guidelines for Labor-Management Agreement Revised
  • Special Topics
    Employment of Older Persons and Measures to Respond
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Ratio of Those Entering High Schools and Universities and Colleges
    1992 Composition Ratio by Major of Undergraduate Students

No.11, November (PDF:218KB)

  • General Survey
    Business Activity Worsening
  • The Labor Market and Working Conditions
    Survey of Executive Compensation
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Labor Unions Searching for New Political Policy; Debate over "New Party" Suddenly Emerging after Upper House Election
  • International Relations
    France's Minister of Industry and Trade and Labor Visit Here
  • Public Policy
    A Report by the Committee of Advisory Council on Social Security, toward Long-term Stability of Public Pension
  • Special Topics
    Intrafirm Communication at Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Industry-wise Trends in Sales DI at Small Enterprises(Annual percent change)

No.12, December (PDF:239KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Moves toward Employment Adjustment-Labor
    Management Relation in foreign Affiliated Firms in Japan
  • International Relations
    Japan & Germany Resume Consultation on "Pension Agreements"
    Japan-EC Symposium
  • Public Policy
    Revision of the Labour Standards Law Underway
  • Special Topic
    Flextime and Personnel Management: Greater Emphasis on Discretionary Work
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Household Saving Rate
    Expenditure in family Life
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