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.3, No.17, August-September 2019 new


The 3rd JILPT Tokyo Comparative Labor Policy Seminar 2019 "The Future of Women and Work -Policy Responses to Women’s Employment"

This Special Issue includes papers submitted by 10 promising researchers as country reports, where they introduce their findings on the latest labor policy issues in each country and region addressing the broad theme of the Seminar.

Full Text: Japan Labor Issues Vol.3, No.17, August-September 2019 (PDF:2.03MB)

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  1. A Review of China’s Urban Gender Wage Gap from 1995 to 2013 (PDF:371KB)
    Jin SONG, Associate Professor, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (China)
  2. Gender Wage Gap in Korea in Lifecycle Perspective (PDF:510KB)
    Selim CHOI, Associate Research Fellow, Employment Policy Research Division, Korea Labor Institute (Korea)
  3. Women Left Behind? Closing the Gender Gap in Malaysia (PDF:310KB)
    Beatrice Fui Yee LIM, Deputy Dean (Academic and International), Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Malaysia)
  4. Explaining the Gender Gap in Labor Force Participation in the Philippines (PDF:494KB)
    Ma. Christina F. EPETIA, Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines School of Economics (Philippines)
  5. Policy Implications for Working Women in Brunei (PDF:299KB)
    Norainie AHMAD, Lecturer, Institute of Policy Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (Brunei)
  6. Women’s Employment Status and Family Responsibility in Japan: Focusing on the Breadwinner Role (PDF:476KB)
    Shingou IKEDA, Senior Researcher, The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (Japan)
  7. Work-life Experiences, Policies, and Challenges in Singapore (PDF:291KB)
    Aliya Hamid RAO, Assistant Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University (Singapore)
  8. The Labour Rights of Women in Vietnam (PDF:268KB)
    Trang Thi Kieu TRAN, Lecturer, Department of Labour Law, Faculty of Economic Law, Hanoi Law University (Vietnam)
  9. Legal Policies on Gender Equal Pay in Taiwan (PDF:394KB)
    Yu-Fan CHIU, Assistant Professor, National Chiao Tung University School of Law (Taiwan)
  10. The Promotion of Gender Equality at Work in Australia through Law and Policy: A Work in Progress (PDF:281KB)
    Adriana ORIFICI, Lecturer, Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University and PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Entries are arrenged based on the seminar program.

Published on July 25, 2019

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