Japan Labor Bulletin 1997 Vol.36

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No.1, January (PDF:249KB)

  • Human Resources Management
    Human Resources Management at Foreign-Capital Companies
    Real State of Personnel Management for Part-Time Workers
  • International Relations
    APEC Symposium on Training Quality People
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Corporations without Unions Decide on Working Conditions: JIL Survey
    Mitsui Kinzoku Labor Union OKs Scraping Pay Hike Negotiations
  • Public Policy
    Economic Council Scrap Special Deductions for Wage Earners Spouses and Liberalized Paid Job- Placement Services
  • Special Topic
    Changes in Wage Disparity in Japan
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Share of Part-time Workers in Total Number of Employees

No.02 February (PDF:317KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Employment Rate of Disabled Registers Growth
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Rengo Seeking ¥13,000 Wage-Hike in 1997 Shunto
  • International Relations
    Synopsis: 6th Japan-EU Symposium and Japan-U.S. Employment Symposium
  • Public Policy
    Labor Deregulation Urged
    Women Win Sex Discrimination Suit - Tokyo District Court Orders Bank to Pay ¥100 Million in Back Wages and Urges Immediate Promotions for 11 Women -
  • Special Topic
    Globalization of Employment and Social Clauses
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Number of Those who Joined the Workforce by Channel of Employment

No.3, March (PDF:266KB)

  • General Survey
    Widening Working Conditions between Part-Time and Regular Female Workers - 1996 White Paper on Working Women -
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    A 1996 Survey on Wage Increases
    "Recruiting Accord" Axed
  • Labor Management Relations
    Basic Survey on Trade Unions
  • Public Policy
    Overhauling the Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Special Topic
    The Mid-career Unemployed in Japan
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Rate by Sex - Education of Increase in Starting Pay Call Industries and all Enterprise Sizes.

No.4, April (PDF:266KB)

  • General Survey
    Lower Birthrate Will Seriously Affect Education and Economy
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Monthly Labor Survey: Second Straight Year-on-Year Rise for Total Annual Work Hours
  • Human Resources Management
    Present State of Cafeteria-Style Welfare Provisions
  • International Relations
    Outline of JIL-sponsored International Workshop: International Migration and the Labor Markets in Asia
  • Public Policy
    Illegal Foreign Worker Awarded Three Years of Income Lost Because of On-the-Job Accident
  • Special Topic
    Regional Mobility of Japan's Workers - Making the U-, J- and I-Turn -
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Average Annual Hours of Work Per Person

No.5, May (PDF:252KB)

  • General Survey
    Mitsui-Miike Mine Shutdown Proposed - Mine's 120-Year History to End
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Employees Seeking New Jobs Top 2 Million Notably Among Young Workers in 1996
  • Human Resources Management
    Corporate Chiefs Earn Average ¥29.36 Million a Year
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Private Railway Unions Shift from Central Collective Negotiations to Separate Wage Talks - Characteristic of 1997 Spring Wage Talks -
  • Public Policy
    Ban Lifted on Formation of Holding Companies
    Top Court Dismisses Final Appeal Over Wage Cuts Involving Extended Retirement Age
  • Special Topic
    Changing Japanese Labor Law in Light of Deregulation Drives: A Comparative Analysis
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends of Job Separations by Industry

No.6, June (PDF:225KB)

  • General Survey
    Survey on Savings Trends: Household Savings and Expenditures
  • Human Resources Management
    Accelerating Introduction of Early-Retirement Packages
  • International Relations
    Harbor Loading Issue in Quagmire
  • Public Policy
    40-Hour Workweek Fully Implemented on April 1
    Deregulation and Labor Policy Debated -1997 Conference on Industrial Relation Studies
  • Special Topic
    The Work of the Elderly and the Silver Human Resources Centers
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Statistical Aspects for Website

No.7, July (PDF:303KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    JVADA Survey: Sufficient Supply of Highly Skilled Workers at One Third of Establishments
    Unemployment Rate Reaches a Record High of 3.3 Percent in 1996
    Deaths Due to Industrial Accidents Rise for Third Consecutive Year
  • Human Resources Management
    Trends in the Contracting of Flight Attendants
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Collective Agreements Concluded by 89.2 Percent of Labor Unions
  • Special Topic
    The Early Career Development of High-school Graduates
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Number of Fully Unemployed and in the Unemployment Rate

No.8, August (PDF:257KB)

  • General Survey
    Population Projections for Japan: 1996-2050
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Over 50 Percent of Retail Employees are Employed on a Non-Regular Basis
  • Human Resources Management
    Ban Lifted on Stock Option Systems
  • International Relations
    Deregulation of Job-Placement System and the 85th ILO International Labour Conference
  • Public Policy
    Bills Revising EEOL and LSL Clear the Diet: Protective Provisions for Female Workers Scrapped
  • Special Topic
    Work and Family Life
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Population by Three Age Zones: Results of Middle Estimate

No.9, September (PDF:279KB)

  • General Survey
    Preliminary Release of the 1997 White paper
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Outcome of a Special Survey of the Labor Force Survey in 1997
  • Human Resources Management
    Fifty Five Percent of Big Companies Have an Early-Retirement Preferential Program: Preliminary Results from the 1997 Employment Management Survey
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Tekko Roren Shifting to Multiple-Year Agreements
    1997 Shunto Wage Talks Settled with Greater Emphasis on Bonuses
  • Public Policy
    First Female Administrative Vice Minister for Labor
  • Special Topic
    "Personal Rights" in the Workplace: The Emerging Law Concerning Sexual Harassment in Japan
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in the Percentage of Those Who were Became Unemployed in the Last Year by Current Employments Status

No.10, October (PDF:382KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Employed Elderly on the Decrease
    More Dispatched Workers and Manpower Dispatching Firms
    Medium-sized Firms Secure People
  • International Relations
    Illegal Entrants Increasing and Most Deportees are Unlawfully Employed
  • Special Topic
    The Implications of Mandatory Retirement for the Utilization of the Human Capital of Older People
  • White Paper on Labor 1997: A Summary of the Analysis
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    The Labor Force Participation Rate for Elderly Men: 1963-1996

No.11, November (PDF:412KB)

  • General Survey
    Japanese Economy Expected to Experience Sustainable Growth: Economic White Paper for 1997
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Forty Percent are Critical of Downsizing: Rengo Soken (JTUC Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards) Survey
    The Workplace Environment at Construction Site
  • Human Resources Management
    Trends in Internship Programs
  • Public Policy
    Integration of Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Health and Welfare Agreed Upon the Administrative Reform Council's Proposal to Streamline Japan's Administration
  • Special Topic
    Changes in Japanese Human Resource Management: A Demand-Side Story
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Percentage of Firms which Adopt Programs

No.12, December (PDF:275KB)

  • General Survey
    Japanese Corporate Groups and Flexible Workforce: Establishments and Enterprises Census
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Forty Percent at Local Companies are "U-Turners": JIL Survey
    Average Scheduled Weekly Work Hours Down Below 40 Hours
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Washio Appointed New Rengo Chief
  • Public Policy
    1996 Reports to Labour Standards Inspection Offices Hit 10-year Record High
  • Special Topic
    Flexible Working Hours System and Conditions for its Active Utilization
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Industries with High Percentage of Dispatched or Subcontracted Workers (private sector, top 10 industries)
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