Labor Situation in Japan and Its Analysis
General Overview 2013/2014

cover design: General Overview 2011/2012

General Overview provides an exhaustive range of write-ups that covered basic points on issues related to labor issues and labor policies in Japan.

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Chapter Ⅰ Japanese Economy and Labor Situation

  1. The Current Status of the Japanese Economy and Its Future Prospects (PDF384KB)
  2. Recent Features of the Labor Situation in Japan (PDF:376KB)

Chapter Ⅱ Labor Market

  1. Population and Labor Force (PDF:338KB)
  2. Employment and Unemployment Trends (PDF:317KB)
  3. Trends in Regional Employment (PDF:244KB)
  4. Changes in Employment Structure (PDF:213KB)
  5. Diversification in Forms of Employment (PDF:270KB)
  6. Employment of Youth, Older Persons, Women, and Foreign Workers (PDF:966KB)

Chapter Ⅲ Human Resource Management

  1. Long-term Employment System (PDF:132KB)
  2. Recruitment and Hiring (PDF:236KB)
  3. Allocation and Transfer of Human Resources (PDF:190KB)
  4. Resignation, Mandatory Retirement and Dismissals, etc. (PDF:216KB)
  5. Corporate In-house Education and Training and Career Formation (PDF:171KB)
  6. Wage Systems (PDF:192KB)
  7. Working Hours (PDF:366KB)
  8. Company Benefits (PDF:138KB)

Chapter Ⅳ Labor-Management Relations

  1. Labor-management Relations in Japan (PDF:138KB)
  2. State of Unionization and Labor Union Structure (PDF:223KB)
  3. Shunto: Spring Wage Offensive (PDF:159KB)
  4. Labor Disputes and Resolution Systems (PDF:537KB)

Chapter Ⅴ Labor Administration and Legislation

  1. Overview of Employment Measures (PDF:167KB)
  2. Employment Measures for Young People (PDF:128KB)
  3. Policies Designed to Secure Employment for Older and Disabled Workers (PDF:471KB)
  4. Policy on Equal Employment Opportunity between Men and Women (PDF:119KB)
  5. Measures for Workers in Non-regular Employment (Fixed-term, Part-time, Dispatch) (PDF:270KB)
  6. Public Job Introduction System (PDF:104KB)
  7. Employment Measures for Foreigners (PDF:267KB)
  8. Promotion of Measures to Assist Work-life Balance (PDF:147KB)
  9. Minimum Wage System (PDF:154KB)
  10. Industrial Safety and Health Measures and Workers’ Accidents Compensation Insurance System (PDF:243KB)
  11. Vocational Skills Development Policy (PDF:155KB)

Chapter Ⅵ Social Security System

  1. The Subject of Japan’s Social Security System (PDF:338KB)
  2. Income Security and Childcare Services for Households with Children (PDF:115KB)
  3. The Pension System and Public Assistance (PDF:192KB)
  4. Medical Insurance and Long-term Care Insurance (PDF:225KB)

Appendix (International Comparisons) (PDF:91KB)

Index (PDF:114KB)

Contributing Authors (PDF:43KB)

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