The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies (Nihon Rodo Kenkyu Zasshi)
Back Number 2012

December 2012 (No.629)
The Articulation between ‘Functional Differentiation’ and the Labor Market for University Graduates(PDF:60KB)

Changing Industry Demands for Individual Abilities and University Education in Postwar Japan
Hiroko Iiyoshi
The Changing Labor Market and Reform of University Education
Tatsuo Kawashima
Functional Differentiation of the University and the First-year Experience: Based on a Data Analysis of First-year Students
Reiko Yamada
The Politics among Industry, MEXT, and METI regarding Higher Education Policy since the 2000’s: Neo-liberalism, Globalization, and the Falling Birthrate
Aya Yoshida

November 2012 (No.628)
Reflecting on Contracts of Employment(PDF:25KB)

Evaluation and Relational Incentives in Worker Employment: A Survey
Shingo Ishiguro
Organizational/Institutional Changes and Their Impact on Psychological Contracts in Japanese Companies: From the Perspective of Career Change Experiences in the Organization
Yasuhiro Hattori
The Normative Foundation and the Structure of the Employment Contract
Shinpei Ishida

October 2012 (No.627)
Current Situation of Workplace(PDF:36KB)

Economic Analyses of Internal Labor Market: New Perspectives
Hodaka Morita
Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Contemporary Workplaces in Japan
Ken'ichiro Tanaka
The Impact of Long-term Use of the Short Working Hour System on Careers
Mitsuyo Matsubara
Workplace Harassment, Mental Health, and the Law
Ikuko Mizushima
Designing the Workplace for Knowledge Creation: Innovating "Ba" in the Era of the Networked Workplace
Noboru Konno
Ying Hua
Telework and Changing Workplace
Akio Sato
Employment Law Problems on Performing Work Outside of Ordinary Workplace
Hirokuni Ikezoe

September 2012 (No.626)
Issues for Job Mismatch(PDF:36KB)

The Concept of Mismatch in the Labor Market
Keisuke Kawata
Masaru Sasaki
An Analysis of the Difference between Areas of Occupational Mismatch
Hitoshi Sato
The Labour Law Policy of Mismatch between Labour Supply and Demand
Keiichiro Hamaguchi
Mismatch and Labor Market Institution: The Role of Short-time Work Subsidy during the Recent Crisis
Ryo Kambayashi
Employment Mismatch and the Doctrine of Abusive Dismissal
Yoichi Shimada
Young and Old in the Labor Market : Are They Competing for Jobs?
Souichi Ohta
International Repatriation: An Empirical Investigation of Factors Related to Organizational Readjustment
Yoko Naito

August 2012 (No.625)
Vacation of the Japanese(PDF:34KB)

Long-term Trends in Leisure and Hours Worked: Economic Theory and Empirical Evidence
Naoki Mitani
Legal Concept of the Leave and the Policy on the Leave - Absence or Leave?
Susumu Noda
Measuring Trends in Leisure of Japanese Workers: A Long-term View
Sachiko Kuroda
Summer Vacation and Annual Leave in France
Hiromasa Suzuki
The Impact of Reasons for Not Using Annual Leave on the Acquisition Rate of Annual Leave
Kazuya Ogura
Activities of the Japan Productivity Center during Japan's Rapid Economic Growth: Complex Effect on the Forging of Mutual Trust between Labor and Management
Tomoki Shimanishi
Naoko Mori
Osamu Umezaki

July 2012 (No.624)
Diversification of Work and Definition of Worker(PDF:100KB)

The Evolution of the concept of an "Employee" in Japanese Labour Law, in Comparison with the English and German Labour Law
Koichi Kamata
Current Issues on the Legal Notion of Workers
Hiroyuki Minagawa
Protections of Non-employed "Workers" in Social Law
Mari Fujimoto
The Certification System and Its Functions in Italy
Yasuyuki Konishi
Labor Protection: for Whom, Why and How?
Munetomo Ando
Self-employed Persons' "Dependency" and Choice of Work: Attitudes of Independent Contractors on Employment Types and Training Opportunities
Yoshihide Sano
Hiroki Sato
Eiichi Ohki
Restructuring of Job-specific Competency-based System: A Case Study of HRM Reform at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in 1978
Makoto Suzuki

June 2012 (No.623)
Developing Human Resources in Global Management(PDF:47KB)

Globalization of Japanese Companies and Expatriates: Investigation from the Assessment of Superiors by Local Subordinates in Asian Subsidiaries
Mitsuhide Shiraki
Expedition for Designing Global Human Resources Development Systems in Japanese Companies
Hirohisa Nagai
An Examination of the Employment of Foreigners, such as International Students, in Japanese Companies
Takashi Moriya
Human Resource Development for Production Workers in Japanese Affiliated Companies in ASEAN, and the "Local Context"
Ikuro Yamamoto
Countermeasure against Collective Labor Dispute of Rural Migrant Workers in China
Noboru Yamashita
Globalization and Japan's Domestic Employment: International Trade, Offshore Production and Offshore Outsourcing
Eiichi Tomiura
Taking Family Leave from Employment: Does a System Compatible with Family Care and Employment Exist?
Mayumi Nishimoto

May 2012 (No.622)
Great East Japan Earthquake and Employment(PDF:46KB)

The Effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake on the Labor Market: Increased Mismatches in Employment in the Disaster Areas
Yoshio Higuchi
Tomohiko Inui
Toshiaki Hosoi
Isao Takabe
Atsushi Kawakami
Estimating Both the Short- and Long-term Effects of the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake on Afflicted Labor Markets
Fumio Ohtake
Naoko Okuyama
Masaru Sasaki
Kengo Yasui
How Will the 3.11 Earthquake Transform the Population and Labor Market in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima?
Zhou, Yanfei
Employment Policies in Disaster Relief and Reconstruction Activities
Yuji Genda
The Great East Japan Earthquake and the Future Labor Law
Shinobu Nogawa

April 2012 (No.621)
The Origin and Development of Labour Studies


[Labour Economics]

Labour Economics
Kazuyoshi Koshiro
Human Capital Theory
Hideo Akabayashi
Personnel Economics
Hisakazu Matsushige
Search-Theoretic Models of the Labour Market
Ryoichi Imai

[Social Policy, Industrial relations, Human Resource Management]

Social Policy
Norio Hisamoto
The Industrial Relations
Mitsuo Ishida
Comparative Employment Systems
Mitsuharu Miyamoto
Industrial Sociology
Chieko Kamibayashi
Theory of Human Resource Management
Norio Kambayashi

[Education, Psychology]

Career Guidance
Shu Kimura
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Naotaka Watanabe
Career Education
Takekatsu Kikuchi
Sociology of Education
Morikazu Ushiogi
Higher Education Studies
Motohisa Kaneko

[Labour Law]

Labour Law Discipline
Satoshi Nishitani
Socio-legal Studies of Labour
Makoto Ishida
Economic Analysis of Labour and Employment Law
Takashi Iida
The Law of the Labour Market
Kenji Arita
Gender and Employment Law
Mutsuko Asakura

February-March 2012 (No.620)
Refereed Articles(PDF:25KB)

Gender Difference in Ambition for Promotion
Akira Kawaguchi
The Effect of Young Maternal Age on Children's Education Levels: Does the Age of Giving Birth Really Matter?
Kohei Kubota
What are the Determinants of the Expected Age of the First Childbirth for Japanese Women?
Megumi Okui
An Empirical Analysis on Inequality Issues in the Marriage Market: The Effects of Non-regular Employment on Dating and Singleness among Males
Shoichi Sasaki

Special Issue 2012 (No.619)
Labour Policy on Youth Employment
Compiled by the Preparatory Committee for the 2011 Conference on Labour Policy Research Responsible Editing by the 2011 Conference of Labour Policy Study Preparation Committee(PDF:49KB)

Trends in Human Resource Recruitment in Companies: The Situation after the Financial Crises of 2008
Hitoshi Nagano
The Falling Employment Rate of New University Graduates in Japan: On the Effect of the Rising University Enrollment Rate
Soichi Ohta
Reconsideration of "Japanese High School Career Guidance Model"
Yukie Hori
Youth Employment and Vocational Education in Sweden
Michiyo Morozumi
The Influence of Training on the Wage of Aging Workers: An Empirical Analysis
Xinxin Ma
Variance in the Influence of University Education on the Initial Career Stage and students' evaluations of university education
Osamu Umezaki
Minoru Tazawa
Influence of Career and Life Course on Poverty Risk: Focusing on Gender Difference
Tomohiko Moriyama
Effectiveness and Problems of Off-the-Job Training in Human Resources Development in Enterprise: What Is the Factor That Makes Off-the-Job Training Effective?
Yuichiro Sato
The System in Which a company "Tells" "the Role Expected from Workers aged 60-64" and the System in Which a company "Gets to Know" "The Capability and Motivation" of the Workers aged 60-64, Promote Employment up to the Age of 70, Focusing on Contract (Reemployed) Workers
Miho Fujinami
Eiichi Ohki
Five Types of Independent Contractors (ICs or Freelancers) who Have Become Independent after Leaving Their White-Color Job or Retirement
Akihiko Endo
The Development of the Time Policy in Germany
Yoko Tanaka
Reinforcing Close Links among Education, Training and the Labour Market - Full-Scale Cooperation among a Broad Range of Education and Training Providers and Social Partners, large Expansion of Apprenticeship (systematic Long-Term Training and Alternating Periods at the Workplace and in an Educational Institution or Training center), and development of a national Qualifications Framework (JQF)
Katsuhiko Iwata
Career Consciousness Under an Organizational Change
Minako Usui
An Empirical Study on the Situation Where Busyness in Work Generates Problems in Competence Development - based on An Analysis of Data on Manufacturing Industries and Employees
Tomohiro Takami
Improvement of the Activities of the Education Training Services of Private Training Providers - Factor in the Prescription of Activities for Service Improvement
Makoto Fujimoto
The Characteristics of "Manager Experience" That Are Useful for the Management of a Business Unit
Yuki Sato

January 2012 (No.618)
Current Situation of Human Resource Development(PDF:33KB)

"Career" in Japanese Labour Legislation: A Crucial Legal Issue on Human Resources Development
Yasuo Suwa
Public Training for the Unemployed: Differences in the Outcome Depending on Who is Providing the Training and How is is Provided
Masako Kurosawa
Keisuke Hotokeishi
The Workplace as a Learning Environment: The Intersection between Management Research and Learning Research
Jun Nakahara
Methodology for Measuring the Effect of Job Training: Cases of Japanese Automobile Makers
Masaru Sasaki
Shoko Yamane
Human Resource Development in the Small and Medium-sized Metal and Machinery Industry
Atsushi Sato
Supply and Demand Adjustment Mechanisms in the Physician Labor Market: A Focus on Postgraduate Training (Clinical Training Programs and the Specialist System)
Hisao Endo
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