Japan Labor Bulletin 1999 Vol.38

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No.1, January (PDF:578KB)

  • General Survey
    Elderly Households to Double by 2020
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Preliminary Results of the Survey on Wages and Working Hours - Weekly Scheduled Hours Drop Below 40 Hours for First Time in 1997 -
    The Unemployment Rate Surges to 4.4 Percent
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Electronics Giants Settle on Bonus Payments and Gap Widens Between Firms
  • Public Policy
    Six Draft Plans for Individual Industrial Dispute Settlement
  • Special Topics
    Procedural Fairness in Evaluation Systems for Japanese White-Collar Employees
  • Opinion
    Evaluating the Revised Labour Standards Law and Rengo's Future Endeavor Toward It
    Revision of the Labour Standards Law Legalized: A View from Nikkeiren
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in the Unemployment Ratio of Active Job Opening to Active Job Applicants

No.2, February (PDF:549KB)

  • General Survey
    White Paper on National Life for 1998 - Middle-aged Persons' Fears and Hopes -
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Employment of the Physically Disabled and the Mentally Challenged
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Rengo Decides upon Policy for 1999 Spring Wage Offensive - One Percent Wage Increase Demand -
  • Human Resource Management
    Drastic Restructuring in Banking and Financial Circles Public Policy NPA's Provisions to Regulate Sexual Harassment Special Topics A Comparison of Career and Skill Development Among White-Collar Employees in Three Countries JIL News and Information Eighth Briefing on Labor Issues for Foreign People Concerned in Labor Affairs in Japan The Effects of Deregulation on Employment in Japan - The Case of Retailers Statistical Aspects Recent Labor Economy Indices Trends in Actual Employment Rates of the Disabled at Private Companies, by Company Size(Feb.99)

No.3, March (PDF:382KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Rate of Promised Employment for High-School Students at Lowest Levels in 20 Years
  • Human Resources Management
    Toyota to Reduce Production Capacity through Employment Maintenance
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Estimated Unionization Rate Down to 22.4 percent - Preliminary Report of the 1998 Basic Survey on Trade Unions
  • Public Policy
    Education and Training Benefits System Launched
    Wage Freeze and Job Cuts in the Public Sector
  • Special Topic
    The Changing Employment Structure
  • JIL News and Information
    Asian Regional Meeting on the ILO/JIL Network of National Institutes for Labour Studies
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Estimated Unionization Rate

No.4, April (PDF:314KB)

  • General Survey
    1998 White Paper on Working Women
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Preliminary Report on Job Applicant Survey: Twelve Percent of Employed Want to Change Jobs
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Labor and Management Move into '99 Spring Wage Offensive
  • Public Policy
    Unemployment Benefits Rolls Top One Million for First Time
  • Special Topic
    The Toyota Production System in Indonesia
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in the Annual Growth Rate in Average Cash Earnings:1991-1998

No.5, May (PDF:513KB)

  • General Survey
    Family Income and Expenditure Survey for 1998 - Sixth Straight Year of Declining Consumption Expenditures -
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Employment in 1998: Results of the Labor Force and Monthly Labor Surveys
  • Human Resources Management
    The Revised Labour Standards Law Enables Recruitment of Women Workers
  • Public Policy
    Employment Security Law Revised: Job-Placement Services Liberalized
    Shinjuku PESO to be Expanded and Moved
  • Special Topic
    The Origins and Destinations of Japan's Union Leaders
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Working Hours: 1986-1998

No.6, June (PDF:513KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Unemployment Rate Sets New Record at 4.8%
  • Human Resources Management
    Revised Equal Employment Opportunity Law Came into Effect on April 1
  • Labor-Management Relations
    '99 Spring Offensive: Lowest Increase on Record
  • Public Policy
    Job Openings Now Listed on the Internet
    Government Support for Business Start-ups
  • Special Topic
    Employment and Treatment of Middle-Aged and Older White-Collar Employees After the Bubble
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Year-on-Year Changes in the Number of Unemployed and the Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate

No.7, July (PDF:441KB)

  • General Survey
    Debate Over Disposal of Excess Facilities
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Large Drop in the Employment Rate of University Graduates
  • International Relations
    Further Decline in Overseas Subsidiaries of Manufacturers
  • Public Policy
    Construction Sector Applies for Subsidies for Employment Adjustment
    Compensation for Unpaid Wages Reaches a Record ¥17.3 Billion
  • Special Topic
    Aging Society and Inequality
  • Opinion
    The 1999 Labor-Management Negotiations
    The Role of Wages in Macroeconomics and the Social Responsibility of Enterprises
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Changes in Number of Regular Workers bye Type of Employment (Percentage Compared with Previous Fiscal Year)

No.8, August (PDF:709KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Fewer Regular Employees, Longer Periods of Unemployment
  • Human Resources Management
    Measures to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Rengo's Action Plan to Promote Equal Participation by Men and Women
  • Public Policy
    National Supportive Policies for the Increasing Number of Homeless
    Emergency Employment Measures
  • Special Topic
    Recent Trends of Foreign-affiliated Companies in Japan
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    The Number of Unemployed People

No.9, September (PDF:496KB)

  • General Survey
    Total Fertility Rate Drops to 1.38: 1998 Vital Statistics of Japan
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Registered Foreigners Exceed 1.5 Million
  • Human Resources Management
    1999 Survey on Employment Management
  • Labor-Management Relations
    1999 Spring Offensive: Lowest Pay Hike on Record
  • Public Policy
    Fundamental Law for a Gender-equal Society
    Revised Worker Dispatching Law: Worker Dispatching Has Generally been Liberated
  • Special Topics
    1999 Revisions of Employment Security Law and Worker Dispatching Law: Drastic Reforms of Japanese Labor Market Regulations
    The 1999 White Paper on Labour: A Summary of the Analysis
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Web Site for Statistical Aspects

No.10, October (PDF:419KB)

  • General Survey
    Tackling Economic Recovery: Economic Survey of Japan for 1999
  • Human Resources Management
    Job Experience for University Students
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Work-Sharing
  • Public Policy
    Ninth Basic Plan on Employment Measures
    National Personnel Authority Recommendation
  • Special Topics
    From School to Workplace: Changes in the Labor Market for New Graduates
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    The Percentage Distribution of Public Expenditure on Labor Market Programs: 1977-1998

No.11, November (PDF:574KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Rise in Unemployment Rate among Youth
    Summary of Summer Bonus Negotiations
  • Human Resources Management
    Corporate Pension Schemes at a Turning Point
    Women in Managerial Posts
  • Public Policy
    New Standards for Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance for Mental Disorders and Work-related Suicides
  • Special Topic
    The Silence of Stockholders: Japanese Labor Law from the Viewpoint of Corporate Governance
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Unemployment Rates

No.12, December (PDF:587KB)

  • General Survey
    Labor Surplus Diminishes: Survey on Labor Economy Trend
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Job Vacancy Rate of High School Graduates Hits Record Low
    Salaries in Private Companies Decrease for the First Time in Five Years
  • Human Resources Management
    Percentage of Women Directors at Listed Firms Stands at 0.25 Percent
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Zensen-domei Forms a Union for Non-employees and Former Employees
    New Labor Union Federation in Metal, Machinery and Manufacturing: Toward Unifying Japan's Industry-based Federations
  • Special Topic
    Role of Labor Unions in the Recent Change in White-collar HRM Practices in Japan
  • Opinion
    A View on the White Paper on Labour
    Adjustment of Policies Seen in the White Paper on Labour
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Provisional Report on the Labor Economy (August 1999) Trends in the Diffusion Indices for Regular Employees
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