Japan Labor Bulletin 1996 Vol.35

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No.1, January (PDF:218KB)

  • Labor-Management Relations
    Trends in Year-end Allowance Negotiations
  • International Relations
    Japan-Germany Symposium on Human Resources Development
    Workshop on Job Creation in Small-and Medium-scale Enterprises in Developing Countries
  • Public Policy
    Introducing on an Experimental Basis a System of Settling Individual Labour Disputes
    "Hiring of Women Only" Prohibited
  • Special Topic
    Flexibility and Inspiration: Restructuring and the Japanese Labor Market
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices Employment Trends in D.I. (Manufacturing Industry)

No.2, February (PDF:270KB)

  • General Survey
    White Paper on National Life
    A New 6-year Economic Program Recommended
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Ministry of Labour Bares 1995 Report on Foreign Workers
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • 1996 Shunto-Rengo Seeks 13,000yen Wage-Hike
  • International Relations
    EU-Japan Symposium Held
  • Public Policy
    Add 12 New Categories to List of Jobs, Panel Says
  • Special Topic
    Company Severance Payment
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    No. of Establishments Employing Foreigners and of Foreign Workers by Industrial Classification and Size of Establishment

No.3, March (PDF:202KB)

  • General Survey
    1995 White Paper on Working Women
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    1995 Wage Drops Below Level of Year Before
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Unionization Rate Drops to 23.8%
    Nikkeiren Sets Plans for Shunto
  • Public Policy
    Eighth Basic Plan on Employment Measures
  • Special Topic
    Multiple-job Holders in Japan
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Changes in the ratio of reasons for wage increase which are considered most important by companies

No.4, April (PDF:221KB)

  • General Survey
    First-Ever Drop in CPI
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Number of Regular Workers Posts First Decline in 20 Years
    Corporate Support for Job Change and Going Independent
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Shunto - Labor and Management Stances in Wage-Hike Talks
  • International Relations
    Workshop on Labor Mobility in Asian Regions
  • Public Policy
    Sixth Basic Plan for Vocational Ability Development
  • Special Topic
    Japanese In-House Job Training and Development
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Consumer Price Indices (1900=100)

No.5, May (PDF:220KB)

  • General Survey
    1995 White Paper on Working Women
    Business Trends for January and February
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    1994 Basic on Employment Management of Working Women - Implementation of Protective Measures for Working Women -
  • Human Resources Management
    Restructuring in Banking
  • International Relations
    1996 Asian Regional Conference on Industrial Relations
  • Special Topic
    Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Moving Offshore
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    The Business Confidence Index for Major Enterprises

No.6, June (PDF:233KB)

  • General Survey
    Change in Income for Workers' Households and for Elderly Couples' Households - From the 1995 Family Income & Expenditure Survey -
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Female Employment Management
  • Human Resources Management
    Majority of Companies Plan Reviews of Personnel Evaluation Systems
  • Public Policy
    Suicide Stemmed from Overwork - Court Orders Employer to Pay 120 Million Yen -
    Wage Gap between Full-time and Part-time Workers Doing Same Job Illegal
  • Special Topic
    Procedures for Resolving Individual Employment Disputes
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Recruiting and Hiring of New-School Graduates and Midcareer Persons

No.7, July (PDF:220KB)

  • General Survey
    Number of Children Drops Below 20 Million - New Low since First Census in 1920 -
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    1995 Basic Survey on Wage Structure
  • Labor-Management Relations
    An Interim Report of a Survey on Next-Generation Union Leaders
  • Public Policy
    Lifting of Holding Company Ban Postponed
  • Special Topic
    Regulation of Working Hours for White-collar Workers Engaging in "Discretionary Activities"
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Total Population of 0-14 Years Old Children in Japan

No.8, August (PDF:264KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Upward Trends in the Labor Market and Recruitment Trends for New Graduates Next Spring
  • Human Resources Management
    About 70% of Corporations Plan to Introduce Annual Pay System Employees' Pension Fund in Bad Shape
    Employees' Pension Association and Ministry of Health and Welfare Respond to the Situation
  • International Relations
    International Conference on Labor Law
  • Public Policy
    Nationality Clause for Local Public Servants -Comparison of Various Responses by Local Governments -
  • Special Topic
    Female Labor Force after the Enforcement of The Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Survey on Labor Economy Trends

No.9, September (PDF:251KB)

  • General Survey
    MHW Survey: Family Members Pressed to Balance Jobs and Nursing Care for Elderly
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    New Record: 2.37 Million Changed Jobs
  • Labor-Management Relations
    An Overview of the Final Results of Shunto Wage Talks
    Scrap Protective Provisions for Women: Rengo Central Committee Calls for Strengthening of Equal Employment
    New Action Policy of Tekko-roren and Denki Rengo
  • Public Policy
    An Outline on measures to Cope with the Graying of Society Decided Upon at Cabinet Meeting
  • Special Topic
    The Road Becoming More Traveled: the International Dimension of Japanese Labor Law
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Proportion of Firms by Mandatory Retirement Age

No,10 October (PDF:399KB)

  • General Survey
    Ratio of Offshore Production Up at Over 80% of Companies
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Unemployment Rate Hit a Record High 3.5%
  • Public Policy
    Cemedine's Refusal to Negotiate with Managerial Union Recognized as Unfair Labor Practices
    Association-Managed and Government-Managed Health Insurance Facing Financial Crisis
  • Special Topic
    The Pensionable Age and Extension of the Mandatory Retirement Age
  • White Paper on Labour 1996
    -Outline of the Analysis-
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Proportion of Enterprises Utilizing Offshore Production

No.11, November (PDF:241KB)

  • General Survey
    50th Economic Survey of Japan -Probing Prospects for a Stabilized Economy through Economic Reform-
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    1996 Starting Salary Growth Below 1% for Second Straight Year
    Labor Mobility Grows 27%, First Annual Increase in 5 Years -Ministry of Labour Survey on Employment Trends-
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Lowest Regional Minimum Wage Increase at 2.1% -Central Minimum Wage Council Recommends-
  • Public Policy
    NPA Report and Recommendation for 1996
  • Special Topic
    Transformation of Industrial Relations in the Telecommunications Industry
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices Trends In Labor Demand by Job Type

No.12, December (PDF:248KB)

  • General Survey
    LDP Single-Party Rule Returns with Lower House General Election
    Numbers of Manufacturing Employees Continue to Fall Below Wholesale and Retail and Food and Beverages Employees
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Unification of Industrial Labor Organizations - Reorganization of Industrial Labor Unions -
  • Human Resources Management
    Diversifying Recruitment at Companies
  • International Relations
    Leading Japanese Corporations in Europe Launch Labor-Management Council - Response to EU-Unified Directives Regarding Labor-Management Council -
  • Public Policy
    More About Protective Provisions for Female Workers
    Small Business Responds to 40-Hour Work Week
  • Special Topic
    Keeping Employees Employed: Shukko and Tenseki Job Transfers - Formation of a Labor Market within Corporate Groups
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends of Employed Persons by Industry
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