Japan Labor Bulletin 1998 Vol.37

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No.1, January (PDF:376KB)

  • General Survey
    Working Women in Quest for a New Social System: White Paper on National Lifestyle
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Forty Percent of Firms Adopt Working Hours Averaging Scheme: General Survey on Wages and Working Hours Systems
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Discrepancy Observed in Bonus Offers in Electronics
    Downsizing Dampens Union Finances
  • International Relations
    International Club of Labour Law Journals (ICLLJ) Annual Meeting Held
  • Special Topic
    Job Gains and Losses in Japan: A Comparison with Italy
  • The Kobe Jobs Conference
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Percent of Firms Having a Hours Averaging Scheme by Type of Scheme (M.A.)

No.2, February (PDF:366KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    ¥3.4 Billion of Social Insurance Premiums Remains Unpaid
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Rengo Seeks a ¥15,000 Wage Hike from the 1998 Spring Wage Offensive
  • International Relations
    Foreign Employment - How is it Going?
  • Public Policy
    Council Proposes Overhaul of the Labour Standards Law
    Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Refusal to Promote South Korean Ruled Unconstitutional
  • Special Topic
    Management of "the Creative" in Organization
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    The Number of Foreign Workers Directly and Indirectly Employed, and the Rate of Foreign Workers Indirectly Employed : 1993-1997

No.3, March (PDF:251KB)

  • General Survey
    Ministry of Labour's Response to Large Bankruptcy
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Job Separation Rate Up From 7.5% to 8.4%: Survey on Employment Trends
    Report on Sexual Harassment by the Ministry of Labour
  • Human Resources Management
    Reform of Welfare Provisions System Public Policy Unemployment Benefits and Structural Reform Pushes Insurance Fund ¥900 Billion into the Red in 1998
  • Special Topic
    Issue of Passing on Skills to Younger Generations at Smaller Manufacturing Companies
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Rising Trend of Job Separation Rate(All industries covered)(first half of each year)(Mar.98)

No.4, April (PDF:400KB)

  • General Survey
    The Japanese Economy in Worse Shape
    1997 White Paper on Working Women
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    First Fall in Retirement Allowance: the Preliminary Results of the 1997 Survey on Wages
  • International Relations
    Outline of Workshop on International Migration and Labor Markets in Asia
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Unionization Rate Drops to 22.6 Percent: The Difficulty of Organizing Non-Regular Employees
  • Special Topic
    Recent Legislative Developments in Equal Employment and Harmonization of Work and Family Life in Japan
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in the Total Annual Number of Working Hours(Enterprises with 30 or more employees in all industries)

No.5, May (PDF:406KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Unemployment Rate for Males Hits All-Time High in January
    Yamaichi Personnel Being Promised Re-employment
  • Human Resources Management
    Twenty-One Banks Plan to Restructure
  • Labor-Management Relations
    The 1998 Spring Offensive
  • International Relations
    Asian Regional Conference on Industrial Relations
  • Special Topic
    The Quota System for Hiring the Disabled
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Ratio of Active Job Openings to Active Job Applicants by Age Group

No.6, June (PDF:265KB)

  • General Survey
    Trends in Debate on Revision of Pension System: White Paper on Pensions
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    The Commissioning of Work by Companies and the Response of Labor
    Labor Dispatchers Continue to Expand
  • International Relations
    Japanese Firms in Southeast Asia Scale Down Production and Employment
  • Public Policy
    "The Managerial Workers' Union is a Legitimate Labor Union," Central Labour Relations Commission Says
  • Special Topic
    Re-employing Japanese Women - Female Labor and Sustained Support -
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in the Number of Dispatched Workers

No.7, July (PDF:263KB)

  • General Survey
    Comprehensive Package to Stimulate the Economy
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Unemployment Rate Surges to 4.1 Percent
  • Human Resources Management
    Corporate Trends in Active Utilization of the Elderly
  • Labor-Management Relations
    ANA Strike -- Wage System Talks Break Down
    First May Day Parade in Eight Years
  • Public Policy
    Compensation for Unpaid Wages Climbs Above ¥10 Billion
  • Special Topic
    The Future of Trade Unions in Japan
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in the Number of Employees and the Number of Deaths from Industrial Accidents: 1972-1997

No.8, August (PDF:346KB)

  • General Survey
    White Paper on the Ageing Society
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Unions Prefer Joint Consultation to Collective Bargaining
  • Public Policy
    The Tokyo District Court Invalidates an Order by the CLRC that the JR Companies Rehire Former JNR Workers
    The Bill Revising the LSL Carried Over to the Next Diet Session Largest Drop in the Number of Tax-qualified Retirement Pensions in 1997
  • Special Topic
    Occupational Pension Systems in Japan
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Statistical Aspects for Web Site

No.9, September (PDF:445KB)

  • General Survey
    White Paper on Welfare: Measures to Cope with Fewer Children
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Recession Accompanied by Drop in the Demand for New College Graduates
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Record-low Wage Increases in the 1998 Shunto
  • Public Policy
    Ministry of Labour Presents Guidelines for Sexual Harassment
    Recent Employment Measures
  • Special Topic
    The Labor Market and Career Development in the Small and Medium-size Service Sector
  • The 1998 White Paper on Labour: A Summary of the Analysis
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Yearly Trends in Total Fertility Rates by Age Group

No.10, October (PDF:370KB)

  • General Survey
    LDP Setback in Upper House Election Results in New Cabinet with Rengo Backing the DPJ
    The 1998 White Paper on National Public Servants
    Economic Survey of Japan for 1998
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    An Analysis of Wage Hikes Using the Laspeyres Wage Index
  • Human Resources Management
    Managers' Work and Changes in Roles
  • Special Topic
    Challenges for Foreign Traineeship Programs in Japan - The Growing Importance of the Technical Intern Traineeship Program -
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Coefficients of Dispersion between Income Deciles for Regular Earnings of White-collar Workers: 1976-1996

No.11, November (PDF:320KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Record Low Pay Raise for National Government Employees
    The Placement Rate and Starting Salaries for College Graduates in 1998
    The 1997 Survey on Employment Trends (Preliminary Findings): The First Annual Increase in the Number of Separated Workers in Six Years
  • Human Resource Management
    Findings Released from The 1997 Basic Survey on the Employment of Women
  • Public Policy
    The Labor Standards Law is Revised: The Discretionary Work Scheme Extended
  • Special Topic
    Overhaul After 50 Years: The Amendment of the Labour Standards Law
  • JIL News and Information Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    The Percentage Rise in Pay Recommended by the NPA for National Government Employees

No.12, December (PDF:368KB)

  • General Survey
    FY1998 Real Growth Forecast Revised Downward to Minus 1.8 Percent
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Preliminary Results from the Survey of Labor Economic Trends: Severe Unemployment
    The 1997 Basic Survey of the Employment Structure
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Zensen-Domei Draws Up Guidelines for Preventing Sexual Harassment
    The Increasing Number of Unified Industrial Labor Organizations - Ongoing Unification to Strengthen the Organizational Base of the Union Movement -
  • Special Topics
    The Public Insurance System for Long-Term Care and the Development of a Workforce to Supply its Services
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Proportion of Job Applicants During the Job-Search Period(1992 and 1997)
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