Japan Labor Bulletin 2001 Vol.40

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No.1, January (PDF:812KB)

  • General Survey
    Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Founded
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    High Labor Turnover and Increased Long-term Unemployment
    The 1999 General Survey on Wages and Working Hours System Reveals Increasing Difficulty in Taking Paid Leave
  • Human Resources Management
    Geographically Tied Employment Schemes
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Survey of Care Workers Public Policy Cases Involving Unpaid Wages Increases
  • Special Topic
    Employment Projections for the 2000-2010 Period
  • IIRA 12th World Congress Report
    Search for Flexibility, Fairness and Prosperity: Alternative Employment Policies in the 21st Century
  • JIL News and Information
    The Employment System in an Aging Society - Abolishing the Mandatory Retirement System and Separating Employment from Age
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in The Number of Unpaid Wage Cases (Newly Reported Each Year)

No.2 February (PDF:572KB)

  • General Survey
    The EPA Releases Its 2000 White Paper on the National Lifestyle
    Management and Coordination Agency's 1999 Survey on Service Industries
  • IT Basic Law Enacted
    Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    End to the Decline in Rate of Promised Employment
  • International Relations
    ILO Recommendation concerning the Hiring of Former JNR Workers
  • Special Topic
    Labor Law Issues Relating to Business Reorganization in Japan
  • IIRA 12th World Congress Report
    Asia in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities in Work and Labor
  • JIL News and Information
    Globalization and Japan - the Labor Angle: Seminars in Two U.K. Cities in Response to Increased Investment in the Japanese Market
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    The Number of Employees and the Number of Establishments in the Service Industries

No.3, March (PDF:493KB)

  • Human Resources Management
    "Temp-to-Perm" Services Deregulated
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Unionization Rate Drops to 21.5 Percent - Results of the Basic Survey on Trade Unions in 2000
    Rebate of Strike Reserve Fund
  • International Relations
    Non-Japanese Employees in Japan: Report of the Ministry of Labour
  • Public Policy
    Debate on the Job Search Website to Link Government and the Private Sector
  • Special Topic
    Contingent Workers in Japan: New Developments and Unexpected Consequences
  • JIL News and Information
    Workshop on International Migration and Labour Market in Asia
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in the Number of Employees, Union Membership, and the Estimated Unionization Rate

No.4, April (PDF:597KB)

  • General Survey
    First Increase in Cash Earnings in Three Years with Decline in Consumption Continuing for the Third Consecutive Year
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Unemployment Rate for 2000 Hits 4.7 Percent
    Final Report concerning High School Graduates Seeking Jobs
  • Labor-Management Relations
    The 2001 Spring Offensive Starts
  • International Relations
    Globalization of Pension Systems: Agreement on Social Security
  • Special Topic
    Is 'Atypical Employment’ a Flexible Form of Working Life?
  • JIL News and Information
    How Advanced is Japan's Personnel Management in the IT Industry?
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in Total Working Hours/Non-Scheduled Working Hours

No.5, May (PDF:292KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Student Internships Gain in Popularity
  • Human Resources Management
    Reorganization of Businesses and Employment Adjustment Aimed at Middle-aged and Older Workers
    Labor and Management Lay Down Voluntary Guidelines for Night Work
  • International Relations
    Opinion Polls Concerning Foreign Workers in Japan
  • Public Policy
    Draft of Law to Facilitate Reemployment Special Topic The Unhappiness of Middle-aged and Older Workers
  • JIL News and Information
    Seminars in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley on Labor in Japan
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Trends in the Number of Unemployed People with Work Experience, According to Reason for Leaving Their Previous Employer

No.6, June (PDF:594KB)

  • General Survey
    The 2000 White Paper on Working Women
  • Human Resources Management
    Reassessing Job-ability Qualification Systems
    Foreign-affiliated Companies in Japan Work to Attract Experienced Employees with Better Working Conditions
    Managers without Subordinates: Survey of Workers in Managerial Posts
  • Public Policy
    More than 2,000 Labor Disputes: Increase in Individual Labor Disputes
  • Special Topic
    Industrywide Organizations of Labor Unions in the 1990s: Reform and Stagnation
  • JIL News and Information
    Survey on Work and Life among Expatriates in Japan
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices Trends in the Number of Lawsuits Involving Labor Disputes 1989-2000 (District Court Level )
    Trends in the Number of Labor Disputes by Plaintiff-Defendant Relation, and by Nature of Claim (District Court Level)

No.7, July (PDF:622KB)

  • General Survey Stress is Harmful in Daily Life: Survey of Trends in Health and Welfare
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Are Working Mothers Bad for Their Children?
    Using the Internet for Job Hunting
    Men and Women Indifferent to Men's Child-care Leave
  • Public Policy
    Increase in Long Working Hours and the Management of Working Hours
  • Special Topic
    Revision of Pension System and Employment Issues Involving Workers in Their Early 60s
  • JIL News and Information
    Survey on Work and Life among Expatriates in Japan (Part 2)
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    The Number of Employees in Non-agricultural Sectors, by Size of Firm and Weekly Working Hours

No.8, August (PDF:557KB)

  • General Survey
    Huge Drop in Household Income in 1999
  • Human Resources Management
    NPA Seeks to Increase the Number of Women in Civil Service
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Increased Participants?: Rengo Holds May Day in April Public Policy New Approach to Promote Employment for the Disabled Reform of Corporate Pension Plans Gets Underway Special Topic The Impact of the New Accounting Standard on Japanese Corporate Pension Plans JIL News and Information Survey on Work and Life among Expatriates in Japan (Part 3) Statistical Aspects Recent Labor Economy Indices Quotas of Disabled Employees; Actual Proportion of Disabled Employees; and Proportion of Enterprises Hiring Less than the Legally Required Hiring Rate for Disabled Employees

No.9, September (PDF:1.04MB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Effects of Loan Write-Offs on Employment
  • Human Resources Management
    Best Use of General Clerical Workers
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Retrospective and Perspective of 2001 Spring Offensive Negotiations
  • Public Policy
    Future of Labor-Related Cases: Recommendations from the JRC
    Infants on the Waiting List for Licensed Nurseries
  • Special Topic
    Aging Society and the Labor Market in Japan: Should the Fertility Rate be Raised Now? - No!
  • Feature
    The 2001 White Paper on the Labour Economy: A Summary of the Analysis
  • Opinion
    The 2001 Spring Labor-Management Negotiations
    The 2001 Spring Struggle for a Better Life
  • JIL News and Information
    Conference Report: Japan/U.S./EU Joint Research Project on Labor Law Reform for the 21st Century
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Statistics1: The Proportion of Infants Taken Care of at Nurseries and the Proportion of Infants on Waiting Lists, by Age(as of April 2000)
    Statistics2: Trends in the Demand and Supply of Places at Nurseries, and the Number of Infants on Waiting Lists

No.10, October (PDF:483KB)

  • Human Resources Management
    Stock Options becoming More Popular in Japanese Firms
    Using the Internet for Recruitment
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Labor Unions Adjust to Changes in the Labor Market
    Service and Distribution Federation Formed
  • Public Policy
    Enactment of the Law for Promoting the Resolution of Individual Labor Disputes
  • Special Topic
    Joint Accounting System and Human Resource Management by Company Group
  • JIL News and Information
    Seminar on the Labor Economy in Eastern Europe: Measures to Make Use of Elderly Workers - A Case Study of Yokogawa Electric Corporation
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Proportion of Firms Using the Internet for Recruitment and the Advantages

No.11, November (PDF:729KB)

  • General Survey
    One in Four Large Firms Call for Voluntary Retirement or Carry Out Dismissals
  • Human Resources Management
    More Firms to Cut Jobs in IT Slump
    Remuneration Commensurate with Contribution - Inventiveness Awarded
  • Public Policy
    Guidelines to Abolish Age Limits in the Revised Employment Measures Law
    Summary of Employment Measures to Deal with Deterioration of the Job Market
  • Special Topic
    Japan's Labor Policy in Transition
  • Opinion
    A View on the 2001 White Paper on the Labour Economy from Labor and Management
  • JIL News and Information
    The 4th Survey on Work and Life among Japanese Expatriates at Japanese-affiliated Companies Abroad
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Contents of Planned and Implemented Employment Adjustment Measures

No.12, December (PDF:732KB)

  • General Survey
    Corporate Spinoffs Becoming More Popular
  • Working Conditions and the Labor market
    Recent Trends in Transferring Employees
    The Situation and Views of Dispatched Workers
  • Human Resources Management
    Few Female Workers on Management Track
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Rengo's New Leadership Vows to Expand Organizing Efforts
  • Special Topic
    Non-regular Workers and Labor-management Relations: A Case Study of the Electric Industry
  • JIL News and Information
    The 4th Survey on Work and Life among Japanese Expatriates at Japanese-affiliated Companies Abroad (Part 2)
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Percentage of Companies that Transfer Employees to Affiliates, by Duration
    Classification of Dispatched Worker, by Type of Contracts and Working Style
    Percentage of Females in "Management Career Track" Positions
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