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.
  • "Judgments 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.5, No.28, January 2021 new

Full Text: Japan Labor Issue Vol.5, No.28, January 2021 (PDF:1.82MB)

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Japan’s Employment System and Public Policy 2017-2022

Special Feature on Research Papers (I)

Statistical Indicators (PDF:512KB)

Published on December 25, 2020


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