Japan Labor Bulletin 2003 Vol.42

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No.1, January (PDF:180KB)

  • General Survey
    Two-thirds of Working Women Leave Job upon Birth of First Baby
  • Working Conditions & the Labor Market
    Only Half of Granted Paid Holidays Actually Taken
  • Human Resource Management
    Majority of Firms Agree Legal Protection Needed for Whistle-blowers
  • International Relations
    Number of Full-time Employees at Foreign-Affiliated Firms Tops One Million
  • Public Policy
    Most Individual Labor Dispute Cases Close within Three Months
  • Special Topic
    Impact of Labor Shedding on Stock Prices 6 JIL News and Information JIL Seminar: Trends and Case Studies in Wages and Personnel Evaluation Systems in Foreign-affiliated Companies (Part 2)
  • Publications

No.2, February (PDF:83KB)

  • Working Conditions & the Labor Market
    More Cases Recognized as Karoshi-related following Legal Revisions
    Unpaid Overtime Becomes a Serious Problem
    Mismatch between Supply and Demand for Those Who Work from Home
  • Public Policy
    Nurseries for Pre-school Children Filled Beyond Capacity
    Names of Firms Not Meeting Hiring Requirements for Disabled to Be Published
  • Special Topic
    Dangers Facing Businessmen in Their 20s and 30s Who Work for Large Companies
  • JIL News and Information
    Briefing on Labor Issues: The Current Situation of Corporate Pension Schemes
    and Their Future

No.3, March (PDF:149KB)

  • Working Conditions & the Labor Market
    Half of Unemployed Stay Jobless for Six Months or Longer: Follow-up Survey
    Average Wages Rise Slowly
  • Human Resource Management
    Labor Cuts and the Growth of the Outplacement Industry
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Unionization Rate Drops to Record Low 20.2 Percent
  • International Relations
    Number of Overseas Workers Hits Record High
  • Special Topic
    The Current State of "Career Counseling" in Japan
  • JIL News and Information
    Visit JIL's Labor Information in Japan Website
  • Publications

No.4, April (PDF:93KB)

  • Working Conditions & the Labor Market
    2002 Unemployment Rate Hits Record High 5.4 Percent: Labor Force Surveys
    Worker-dispatching Industry Expands
    Unpaid Overtime Laid Bare at One-fifth of Establishments
  • Public Policy
    Government Promotes Start-ups to Create New Jobs
    PESOs Strengthen Their Labor-matching Role
  • Special Topic
    Use of On-site Contract Workers in the Manufacturing Sector and Revision of the Worker-dispatching Law
  • JIL News and Information
    The 10th JIL Labor Policy Forum: Accepting Foreign Workers

No.5, May (PDF:101KB)

  • General Survey
    Average New Business Start-up Creates 4.2 Jobs
  • Labor-Management Relations
    Revised Commercial Code Introduces U.S.-style Corporate Governance
    Rengo Moves toward Organizing Community Unions
    Spring Labor-Management Wage Talks Reach a Turning Point
  • Public Policy
    Number of Labor-related Lawsuits Hits Record High 2,321
  • Special Topic
    Changes in the Spring Wage Offensive and the Future of the Wage Determination System in Japanese Firms

No.6, June (PDF:111KB)

  • General Survey
    Half of Those Who Are Homeless* Want to Work
  • Working Conditions and the Labor Market
    Scheduled Cash Earnings Fall for the First Time: Government Survey
    Almost Half of All Disabled Have Jobs
  • International Relations
    Hellowork Offices for Foreign Workers Open in Tokyo and Osaka
  • Public Policy
    New Social Security System Squeezes Household Budgets
  • Special Topic
    The Situation Part-time Workers Face and Future Tasks: An Analysis Focusing on Case Studies
  • JIL News and Information
    Briefing on Labor Issues: Globalizing the Social Security System, Internationalizing Pensions

No.7, July (PDF:105KB)

  • Working Conditions & the Labor Market
    Majority of Home Helpers Dissatisfied with Low Social Status
    Fiscal 2002 Saw the Largest Percentage Drop in Cash Earnings and Number of Permanent Employees
  • Public Policy
    Court Rules That Remuneration for Inventions Can Exceed Company Guidelines Revised Employment Insurance Law Enacted
    Increasing Number of Individual Labor Disputes Reflects Gloomy Economic Situation
  • Special Topic
    Legal Problems Surrounding the Practice of Farming Out: The Nippon Steel Corporation Case
  • Opinion
    A Review of the 2003 Shunto from Labor and Management
  • Publications

No.8, August (PDF:503KB)

  • General Survey
    People Find Themselves Unemployed for Increasingly Longer Periods: Labour Force Survey
  • Human Resource Management
    Researchers Receive Inadequate Treatment
  • Public Policy
    Revised Worker Dispatching Law Passed
    Number of Children Continues to Decrease: Measures to Support Child-rearing
    Employment Measures for Youth
  • Special Topic
    Globalization of Production Activities, Changes in Production Technology, Technological Innovation and Employment
  • Publications

Last issue No.9, September (PDF:560KB)

  • General Survey
    Female Employment and Corporate Performance: Report on Gender Equality
  • Human Resources Management
    Firms Reduce Opportunities for Off-the-Job Training
    One-Quarter of Large Firms Call for Voluntary Retirement: Ministry Survey
  • Public Policy
    Revised Labour Standards Law Enacted
    New Law to Support Employment of Single Mothers
  • Special Topic
    Changes in White-Collar Employment from the Employee's Perspective 8 Feature
    The 2003 White Paper on the Labour Economy: A Summary of the Analysis 15 Index of Contents 2003

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