The 1st JILPT Tokyo Comparative Labor Policy Seminar 2017 (March 27-29)
Combined with ISLSSL Special Asian Executive Meeting

JILPT holds a Comparative Labor Policy Seminar, with the aim of having cross-national discussion and comparative analyses on critical issues in the field of labor, by inviting researchers from abroad. This year seminar was held with the theme of "Identifying Major Labor Policy Issues in Contemporary World of Labor ―Commonalities and Differences Crossing Regions and Nations".


March 27-29, 2017
The Japan Insuitute for Labour Policy and Training
The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT),
Cooperation: International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL)

The intent of seminar

As labor problems become more universal with the advance of globalization in recent years, there is growing need for international comparative research in the planning and formulation of labor policy. With this in mind, The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT)  annually holds the “JILPT Tokyo Comparative Labor Policy Seminar” to provide an opportunity for researchers from major Western countries and Asia to come together and engage in comparative examination of their shared challenges.

The first seminar was exceptionally combined with the ISLSSL Special Asian Executive Meeting. Through this international exchanges and discussion, we built a network among researchers, research institutions, and people in the field of labor, and to improved the quality of young researchers, particularly those in Asia.

Seminar Structure

The plenary includes the following sessions.

Part I: ISLSSL Special Asian Executive Meeting

  • Welcome and Opening remarks (Prof. Sugeno, Honorary President, ISLSSL)
  • Keynote speech (Prof. Araki, Executive member, ISLSSL)
  • Lectures on the theme of the Seminar (ISLSSL Executive members & Invited speakers)

Part II: JILPT Tokyo Comparative Labour Law Seminar

Session 1

Reports and Discussions, Part 1 (Invited speakers)

Session 2

Country Reports, Part 1 (Young researchers in Asian countries)

Session 3

Reports and Discussions, Part 2 (Invited speakers)

Session 4

Country Reports, Part 2 (Young researchers in Asian countries)

Session 5

  • Concluding discussion (all participants)
  • Closing remarks
  • Certificate award ceremony

Related Information

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