Japan Labor Bulletin 2000 Vol.39

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No.1, January (PDF:339KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Results of the 1998 General Survey on Wages and Working Hours System
  • Human Resources Management
    Ministry of Labour Awards for "Family-Friendly" Firms
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Employment Issues at the Fore on Rengo's 10th Anniversary
    Nissan's Restructuring Plan and the Union's Response
  • Public Policy
    Economic Stimulus Package
  • Special Topic
    Equal Employment Revisited
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Weekly Scheduled Working Hours

No.2, February (PDF:556KB)

  • General Survey
    1999 White Paper on the National Lifestyle
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Special Survey of Labour Force Survey
    Growth Rate of Starting Salaries
    Employment Rates for the Disabled Remain Flat
  • International Relations
    Working Holiday Programs Attract More Participants
  • Special Topic
    The Current Situation of "Family-friendly" Policies in Japan
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices Percentage of Unemployed Who Have Received Vocational Training While Job-seeking

No.3, March (PDF:503KB)

  • General Survey
    FY 1998 National Accounts
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Summary of the Survey on Employment Trends
    1999 Survey on Wage Increases
    Revision of National Holiday Law Increases Consecutive Holidays
  • Human Resources Management
    Large Electricity Firms Extend Employment to 65
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Unionization Rate at a Record Low of 22.2 Percent
  • Special Topic
    Youth Employment and Parasite Singles
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Number of Employees, Union Membership, and the Estimated Unionization Rate

No.4, April (PDF:406KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    1999 Annual Unemployment Rate Hits Record High
  • Human Resources Management
    Employment Situation for Disabled People
  • Labor-Management Relations
    2000 Spring Offensive and the Employment Crisis
  • Public Policy
    Psychological Disorders and Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance
    Drawbacks in the Employment Insurance System and Government Measures
  • Special Topic
    Employment Extension for Workers in Their Early 60s at Japanese Firms
  • JIL News and Information
    Statistical Aspects Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Annual increase and Decrease in the Number of Regular Employees

No.5, May (PDF:528KB)

  • General Survey
    The 1999 National Survey on Lifestyle Preferences
    Specialized Graduate Schools Launched in April 2000
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Worker Dispatching Businesses: Results of Enterprise Report in FY98
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Organizing Care Workers
  • International Relations
    Entry for Foreigners Smoothed in Response to Globalization and Social Needs
  • Special Topic
    Are Japan's Small Firms 'Ageless'?
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy
    Indices Increasing Rates of "Dissatisfaction" with Working Lives

No.6, June (PDF:481KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Survey on Labour Economy Trend
    Hellowork Internet Service
  • Labor-Management Relations
    2000 Spring Offensive: Signs of Change
  • Public Policy
    Pension Reform Legislation Passed by Diet
    Supreme Court Rules that Company is Responsible for Suicide from Overwork
  • Special Topic
    Unemployment among Young People in Okinawa
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Percentage Distribution of Firms with Employment Extension or Re-employment Schemes, and of Firms with Plans to Set Up Such Schemes

No.7, July (PDF:317KB)

  • General Survey
    1999 White Paper on Working Women
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Sexual Harassment: Actual Inquiries and the Responses of Companies
  • Human Resources Management
    Companies Grapple with the Dwindling Family
  • International Relations
    Conference Report: The Annual Meeting of the International Club of Labor Periodicals From Protection towards Proaction: The role of Labor Law and Industrial Relations in Job Creation Policies
  • Public Policy
    Revision of the Employment Insurance Law
  • Special Topic
    Localization of Management in Japanese-related Firms in Indonesia
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Balance of Accounts for Employment Insurance (Unemployment Benefits, etc.)

No.8, August (PDF:436KB)

  • General Survey
    White Paper on Gender Equality
  • Human Resources Management
    Update on the Discretionary Work Scheme
  • International Relations
    Record Number of Foreigners Entering Japan Rekindles Debate within Keidanren
  • Public Policy
    New Corporate Breakup Rules and the Law Concerning Succession of Labor Contracts after Spinoffs
    Costs of Vocational Training in the Workplace to be Subsidized by the Ministry of Labour
  • Special Topic
    Telework in Japan
  • JIL News and Information
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Distribution of Employees by Employment Status, Gender and Age

No.9, September (PDF:1.08MB)

  • General Survey
    The 2000 White Paper on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Participation in Private Employment Placement Services Increases
  • Human Resources Management
    Introduction of Stock Options in Major Firms
  • Labor-Management Relations
    The 2000 Spring Offensive
  • Public Policy
    'Matters for Special Attention' in Hiring Employee by Status
  • Special Topic
    Legal Problems Concerning Part-time Work in Japan
  • The 2000 White Paper on Labour: A Summary of the Analysis Opinion
    The 2000 Spring Labor-Management Wage Negotiations
    The 2000 Spring Struggle for a Better Life in Retrospect
  • IIRA 12th World Congress Report
    Universal Wisdom Through Globalization
  • JIL News and Information
    Conference Report: Japan/U.S./E.U. Joint Research on Labor Law Reform for the 21st Century
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Number of Employees, by Industry and Size

No.10, October (PDF:562KB)

  • General Survey
    2000 Economic Survey of Japan: A New Era Begins
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Unemployment Drops: Second Consecutive Decline Brings Rate to 4.6 Percent
  • Human Resources Management
    2000 Survey on Employment Management: Managing of Retiring Older Workers
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Reshuffling of Industry-based Unions
  • Public Policy
    The Dispute Resolution Support System
  • Special Topic
    Employability as Expertise of White-collor Workers
  • IIRA 12th World Congress Report
    Exploring Trends in Employment Relations and New Approaches to Work in the 21st Century
  • JIL News and Information
    JIL Research Project for Fiscal 2000
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in the Proportion of Workers Eligible for Employment Extension or Reemployment Schemes

No.11, November (PDF:490KB)

  • General Survey
    30 Percent of all Employees Non-regular: Ministry of Labour Special Survey
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    The "Freeters" Issue
    National Personnel Authority Recommends Record Low Basic Wage Raise for Government Employees
  • Human Resources Management
    Relationship between Personnel Systems and Mental Stress
    Growing Number of Corporate Pension Funds Dissolved
  • Special Topic
    Karojisatsu - Suicide as a Result of Overwork
  • IIRA 12th World Congress Report
    Protecting Labor Standards in a Global Economy
  • JIL News and Information
    Briefing on Labor Issues: The Current State of Part-time Work
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Where to Find Basic Labor Statistics

No.12, December (PDF:690KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Salaries in Private Firms Decrease for the Second Consecutive Year
  • Human Resources Management
    Survey Results on Fixed-term Employment Contracts
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Rengo Starts Job-placement and Worker-dispatching Businesses
  • Public Policy
    Rulings of the Supreme Court concerning Disadvantageous Changes in Working Conditions
    Nikkeiren's Employment Stabilization Scheme for Disabled People Bears Fruit
  • Special Topic
    Special Employment Measures in Japan
  • Opinion
    A View on the 2000 White Paper on Labour
    The 'Best Mix' Approach of the 2000 White Paper on Labour
  • IIRA 12th World Congress Report
    Changing Patterns of Employee and Union Participation: Toward New Systems of Industrial Relations?
  • JIL News and Information
    Technical Meeting on ILO/JIL Networking of National Institutes for Labour Studies
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Average Salaries and Comparisons with the Previous Year
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