Japan Labor Bulletin 2002 Vol.41

ARTICLES

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No.1, January (PDF:372KB)

  • General Survey
    Fewer Children and More Elderly:2000 Population Census
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    ‘Interviews’ Commonly Conducted before Dispatching Workers
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Adopting Work-sharing: Agreement between Nikkeiren and Rengo
    Influential Industrial Unions No Longer Demand Basic Pay Raise
  • Public Policy
    Revised Child Care and Family Care Leave Law Includes Schemes to Care for Sick Children
  • Special Topic
    Change in Japanese Employment Security: Reflecting on the Legal Points
  • JIL News and Information
    JIL’s Seminars on Japanese Industrial Relations in Indonesia
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Prior to Dispatching Workers
    Wage Increase Trends Determined by the Spring Labor Offensive and Other Related Indice

No.2, February (PDF:356KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    New Movements Related to Companies’ Policies for Cutting Labor Costs
  • Human Resources Management
    Health Insurance Society Established for Dispatched Workers
  • Labor-Management Relations
    New Employers’ Association, JBF, Inaugurated through Unification of Keidanren and Nikkeiren
  • Public Policy
    Supplementary Budget Passed with One Trillion Yen for Employment Measures
    Substantial Relaxation of Criteria for Karoshi
  • Special Topic
    Re-employment of Older White-collar Workers
  • JIL News and Information
    JIL Workshop/Symposium 2001 Toward Active Ageing in the 21st Century - Japan/U.S./E.U. Joint Research
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices Factors Contributing to Karoshi Other Than Working Hours

No.03, March (PDF:574KB)

  • General Survey
    Most Elderly Workers Continue Working for Economic Reasons
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Ministry Revises Labour Force Survey
    Majority of Foreign Workers Employed in Manufacturing
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Unionization Rate in 2001 Falls to 20.7 Percent
  • Public Policy
    Recommendations regarding Employment Regulation Reform
  • Special Topic
    Regional Employment Situation and Government Measures
  • JIL News and Information
    Work Sharing: Drawing upon Dutch Experiences in the Japanese Labor-Management Debate
  • Statistical Aspects
    Recent Labor Economy Indices
    Table1:Trends in the Number of Union Members and Estimated Unionization Rate
    Table2: Trends in the Number of Union Members among Part-time Employees and Estimated Unionization Rate

No.4, April (PDF:190KB)

  • General Survey
    2001 Unemployment Rate Exceeds Five Percent
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Number of Dispatched Workers in FY 2000 Jumps 30 Percent From Previous Year
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Jichiro Releases Final Report on Series of Scandals
  • Public Policy
    Local Governments Tackle Job Creation for High School Graduates
    Number of Consulting Cases Concerning Individual Labor Disputes Sharply Increased
  • Special Topic
    Pay Practices in Japanese Organizations: Changes and Non-changes
  • JIL News and Information
    Workshop on International Migration and the Labor Market in Asia: Summary

No.5, May (PDF:179KB)

  • Human Resources Management
    IBM Japan Increases Number of Employees Working from Home
    Tokyo District Court Rules Gender-Specific Jobs are Illegal
  • Labor-Management Relations
    2002 Spring Offensive: Main Negotiating Points and Results
  • Public Policy
    Trail-based Employment Scheme: New Categories Added for Job Placement
    Recruitment Practices of High School Graduates to be Revised
  • Special Topic
    Re-examining the Role of Labor Unions in the Era of the Diversified Workforce
  • JIL News and Information
    Symposium: Human Resource Development of IT Workers
    Marco Biagi Has Gone Too Early

No.6, June (PDF:173KB)

  • General Survey
    Working Women: Current Situation and Perspectives
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Major Electronic Firms Cut Wages after Shunto Negotiations
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Basic Agreement on Work-sharing Reached
  • Public Policy
    Job Searching via Mobile Phone
    Emergency Support for Unemployed New Graduates
  • Special Topic
    Work-sharing in Japan
  • JIL News and Information
    The 9th EU-Japan Symposium on Improving Employment Opportunities for Older Workers

No.7, July (PDF:211KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Wages and Working Hours Drop in FY 2001
  • Human Resources Management
    Major Supermarkets Institute Similar Conditions for Regular and Part-time Employees
    Many Companies Monitor Internet Access without Informing Employees
  • Public Policy
    Employees’ Pension Funds Return Responsibility for Administration to Government
  • International Relations
    Number of Overseas Trainees Increases
  • Special Topic
    Increase in the Number of Young Non-regular Workers: Situation and Problems
  • Opinion
    A Review of the 2002 Shunto from Labor and Management
  • JIL News and Information
    Cases of Individual Labor Disputes in Tokyo

No.8, August (PDF:198KB)

  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    More People Unemployed, and for Longer: Labour Force Survey
    Number of Female Managers Still Low
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Denki Rengo Eyes Negotiating Wages According to Job
  • Public Policy
    Commercial Code Revised to Allow U.S.-style Corporate Governance
    Shrinking Birthrate Impacts on Future Pension Premiums
  • Special Topic
    Wage Inequality and Its Determinants in the 1980s and 1990s
  • Opinion
    Working at the Margins: Public Policy, Age, and Firms in Japan

Vol.41 - No.9, September (PDF:209KB)

  • Human Resource Management
    Outplacement Firms Expand Role: JIL Survey
    Most Firms Select which Workers They Will Keep after Retirement
    Two-thirds of Firms Conduct Training Off-site
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Many Young Union Members Not Interested in Leading Position
    Rengo Will No Longer Set Basic Pay Raise
  • Special Topic
    Does the ¥1.03 Million Tax Exempt Limit Depress the Hourly Wage of Part-time Workers? Wife Allowance and Tax Exemption behind Low Wages for Part-time Workers
  • Feature
    The 2002 White Paper on the Labour Economy: A Summary of the Analysis
    A View of the 2002 White Paper on the Labour Economy
  • JIL News and Information
    Survey on HRM in Japanese-affiliated Enterprises Abroad (Part 1)

No.10, October (PDF:207KB)

  • General Survey
    Suicides Exceed 30,000 for Fourth Year; One-fifth Due to Economic Problems
    NPO Employment Environment Needs Improvement
    Number of Firms and Regular Employees Down; Number of Part-time and Temporary Workers Up
  • Public Policy
    Countermeasures to Deal with the Financial Distress of the Unemployment Insurance System
    Guidelines for Balanced Treatment of Part-time Workers
  • Special Topic
    Should the Treatment of Regular and Part-time Workers be Equalized? Discrepancies in Conditions and ‘Focused’ Legal Regulations
    Should Wages for Regular and Part-time Workers be Based on the Principle of ‘Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value’?
    Government Policy in the Era of Globalization
  • Opinion
    Final Report of the Study Group on Part-time Workers: Viewpoints from Labor and Management
  • JIL News and Information
    Survey on HRM in Japanese-affiliated Enterprises Abroad (Part 2)

No.11, November (PDF:153KB)

  • General Survey
    More Than Half the Unemployed Have No Income: Government Survey
  • Working Conditions & the Labor Market
    The Effects of Deflation on Wages and Pension Payments
  • Human Resource Management
    Number of Employees Suffering from Depression Increases
  • Public Policy
    New Law Lays Responsibility on Government to Help Homeless Return to Society
    Number of Unemployed Youth Rises
  • Special Topic
    The Internal Labor Market and Industrial Accidents in Japan

No.12, December (PDF:185KB)

  • General Survey Opinions regarding Gender Roles Evenly Divided
    Working Conditions & the Labor Movement
    One-fifth of Workers on Part-time Contracts
    Human Resource Management
    Majority of Firms Confronted with Rewarding Outstanding Employees
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Newly-formed UI Zensen Domei Becomes Largest Industrywide Union
  • Public Policy
    Government Targets Fathers for Childcare Leave
  • Special Topic
    A Study of Income Inequality for Households with Elderly Members: Comparison among Industrial Nations
  • JIL News and Information
    JIL Seminar: ‘Trends and Case Studies in Wages and Personnel Evaluation Systems in Foreign-affiliated Companies’ (Part 1)
  • Publications
  • Index of Contents 2002

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