Japan Labor Issues

cover design: Japan Labor Issues

This journal introduces the recent developments in Japan in the field of labor to a global audience.

It is comprised of five sections:

  • “Trends” addresses the key points in Japanese labor issues and recent developments in labor policy.
  • “Research” introduces papers covering research in the field of labor.
  • “Judgements and Orders” introduces major judicial precedents related to labor and commentary on them.
  • “Series: Japan’s Employment System and Public Policy” systematically outlines the basis of labor situation in Japan and its analysis.
  • “Statistical Indicators” presents the current state of Japan’s economy and labor.

About Japan Labor Issues

Latest IssueVol.4, No.22, March-April 2020 new


Here is a special feature for two (in No.20, January 2020 and No.22, March-April 2020 issues) including six significant papers selected by the Editorial Office of Japan Labor Issues from various relevant papers published in 2018–2019. These papers address the latest subjects as well as conventional themes on labor in Japan. Each author has arranged the original papers, written in Japanese, in translation for the benefit of overseas readers, which surely will offer useful information and deeper insights into the state of labor in Japan. We sincerely thank authors for their effort for this issue.

Full Text: Japan Labor Issue Vol.4, No.22, March-April 2020 (PDF:1.21MB)

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Published on February 25, 2020

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