Reports by Visiting Researchers

JILPT invites foreign Researchers to provide them with opportunities for conducting Research on labor policy and labor issues in Japan, with the aim to improve the quality of labor policy Research both in and outside Japan. Listed are reports submitted by recent visiting Researchers. Please note that the opinions expressed in the following reports do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training.


Hoa Thi Phuong DANG (Aug.2 – Oct.29, 2023)

Acting Editor-in-chief of the Journal of European Studies, Institute of European Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (Vietnam)



Oscar Pérez-Zapata (Jul.8 – Sep.8, 2019)

Profesor Colaborador Asociado, Business Administration, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain)

Overwork, boundaryless work and the autonomy paradox (PDF:707KB)

Svetoslav Georgiev (Jun.13 – Aug.24, 2019)

Lecturer and Researcher, Faculty of Business Administration, Ton Duc Thang University (Vietnam)

A re-examination of the relationship between Quality Management and Human Resource Management: how QM evolved beyond the production domain (PDF:325KB)

Wels Jacques (Apr.2 – Jun.14, 2019)

Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge, Department of sociology (UK)

Does retirement affect the mental and general health of the older Japanese workforce?
A four waves follow-up using the Japanese Study of Ageing and Retirement (JSTAR-RIETI). (PDF:718KB)


Woosung Park (Dec.4, 2018 – Feb.28, 2019)

Professor, Kyung Hee University, School of Business (South Korea)

Artificial intelligence and Human resource management: New perspectives and challenges (PDF:340KB)

Tianyu Wang (Jul. 1 - Aug. 31, 2018)

Associate Professor, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (China)

Change and Challenge: Regulation on the Internet Platform Based Labor (PDF:349KB)

Hyung Je JO (Jan. 10 - Mar. 31, 2018)

Professor, University of Ulsan (South Korea)

A Comparative Study of the HRM in Toyota and Hyundai Focusing on Overseas Plants (PDF:2.55MB)


Ludek RYCHLY (Sep. 17 - Oct. 22,2017)

ILO, Governance and Tripartism

The Japanese Labour Administration System in the Light of International Practice (PDF:390KB)

Kungang LI (June 29 - Sep. 21,2017)

Professor, Law School of Anhui University (China)

A Comparative Research on the Dismissal and Compensation Systems of China and Japan (PDF:356KB)


Wered BEN-SADE (May 13 ‐ Jul.17, 2016)

Teaching Fellow, Bar Ilan University (Israel)

Japan’s Treatment of Unfair Labor Practices: The Interplay of Adjudication and Mediation (PDF:317KB)

Melissa Wong (Jan. 23 - Mar. 19, 2016)

Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre University of New South Wales (Australia)

The Characteristics of Youth Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) in Australia and Japan (PDF:689KB)


Fred Robert Schumann (Dec. 21 - Mar. 19, 2015)

Associate professor, University of Guam, School of Business and Public Administration (U.S.A.)

A Study of One Village One Product (OVOP) and Workforce Development: Lessons for Engaging Rural Communities around the World (PDF:156.2KB)


James Raymo (Jun. 16 - Jul. 20, 2014)

Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Sociology (U.S.A.)

Single motherhood and work-family conflict in Japan (PDF:308KB)

Kumudinei Dissanayake (May 7 - Aug. 4, 2014)

Senior Lecturer, University of Colombo, Department of Management & Organization Studies (Sri Lanka)

Human Resource Management (HRM) of non-regular workers in Japan: A review from a quadrilateral framework (PDF:557KB)


Gabriele Gamberini (Sep. 3 - Dec. 2, 2013)

Research Fellow, ADAPT - Association for International and Comparative Studies in the Field of Labour Law and Industrial Relations (Italy)

The Possible Implementation of "Certification of Contracts" in the Japanese Legal System (PDF:450KB)

Preeti Arora (May 16 - Jul. 14, 2013)

Research Fellow, Bharathiar University (India)

Leveraging Human Resource for Effective Disaster Management: Comparative Lessons from the 2011 Tohoku and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami (PDF:2.2MB)

S. S. M. Sadrul Huda (Jan. 8 - Mar. 29, 2013)

Assistant Professor, East West University (Bangladesh)

Exploring Inter Role Conflict In the Lives Japanese Executives - A Pilot Survey (PDF:414KB)


Durrishah Idrus (Mar. 18 - 30, 2012)

Vice Chancellor cum Chief Executive, KPJ International College of Nursing and Health Sciences (Malaysia)

"Private healthcare policy and system in Malaysia and Japan: Sustaining harmonious workplace relations through good governance and best practices" (PDF:338KB)


Howard. F. Gospel (Feb. 11 - Mar. 6, 2011)

Professor of Management and Senior Research Fellow, King's College London (U.K.)

"Varieties of Training, Qualifications, and Skills in Long-term Care: A German, Japanese, and UK Comparison" (PDF:99KB)


Hartmut G. Seifert (Feb. 14 - Mar. 25, 2010)

Adviser, Wirtschafts-und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut in der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (Germany)

"Atypical Employment in Japan and Germany" (PDF:162KB)


Lynn E. Shniper (Jun. 1 - Sep. 30, 2008)

Economist, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S.A.)

"A Comparison of Career Guidance Information in the US and Japan" (PDF:146KB)
Appendices (PDF:6.2KB)


Arjan B. KEIZER (Aug. 8 - Dec. 19, 2007)

Lecturer in Comparative Employment Relations, Bradford University School of Management (U.K.)

"The Dynamics Between Regular and Non-Regular Employment: Labour Market Institutionalisation in Japan and The Netherlands" (PDF:1.4MB)

Rosario Piquero BALLESCAS (Feb. 1 - May 3, 2007)

Professor, Social Science Division, University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Cebu College (Philippines)

"For whose care? Filipino Nurses and Caregivers in Japan: Bilateral Issues and Concerns" (PDF:645KB)
Appendices (PDF:783KB)

DI Yan (Jun. 5, 2006 - May 31, 2007)

Research Fellow, Information Centre, General Department of Training, China Academy of Labor and Social Security Sciences, Ministry of Labor and Social Security (China)

"Study on Training for Senior Skilled Workers: A Comparison between Japan and China" (PDF:395KB)
Summary (PDF:121KB)

Flemming LERSEN, Professor/Director General
Thomas BREDGAARD, Associate Professor (Feb. 1 - 28, 2007)

Department of Economics, Politics and Administration, Centre for Labour Market Research at Aalborg University (Denmark)

"Comparing Flexicurity in Denmark and Japan" (PDF:415KB)


Charles William LUNDBERG (Sep. 30 - Oct. 14, 2006)

Economic Developmet Director, Economic Development Unit, State California Employment Training Panel (U.S.A.)

"Job Training in Japan: An Incentive to Increase Foreign Direct Investment?" (PDF:83KB)

Philippe REGNIER (Sep. 23 - Oct. 7, 2006)

Director of Centre for Asian Studies, Graduate Institute of Developmet Studies (Switzerland)

"Japanese Small Enterprise Development Cooperation Overseas: Linkages with Japan's Industrial Organization and Ties with Japanese SMEs" (PDF:159KB)

David CHIAVACCI (Sep. 18 - Oct. 13, 2006)

Research Fellow of Institute of East Asian Studies, Free University (Germany)

"The Gap between Foreign Worker Policy and Real Development in Japan" (PDF:247KB)

HWANG Soo Kyeong (Apr. 10 - Jul. 2, 2006)

Research Fellow, Korea Labor Institute (KLI) (Korea)

"Wage Structure and Skill Development in Korea and Japan" (PDF:184KB)

Isabelle Roussel VERRET (Apr. 10 - Aug. 9, 2006)

Legal Advisor on Labour Law and European Matters, Legal Department, Confederation Francaise de l'Encadrement CGC (France)

"Collective Employee Representation Systems in Japan and France" (PDF:220KB)

Cornelia STORZ (May 12 - Jun. 4, 2006)

Professor of Japanese Economy, Department of Business Administration and Economics & Centre for Japanese Studies, University of Marburg (Germany)

"Japan's innovation system and "cool" industries: What does game software case teach us?" (PDF:162KB)

CHO Seong-Jae (Jan. 10 - Mar. 31, 2006)

Research Fellow, Korea Labor Institute (KLI) (Korea)

"Employment Relations in the Automobile Industries of Japan, Korea and China" (PDF:190KB)


Ciro BALDI (Jun. 1, 2005 - Mar. 31, 2005)

Researcher, Italian Statistical Institute (ISTAT) (Italy)

"Changes in relative wages in Japan: 1984-2003. The role of supply and demand" (PDF:259KB)

HU Xiaoyong (Apr. 14, 2005 - Mar. 30, 2006)

Researcher, Institute for Labor Studies, Ministry of Labor and Social Security (China)

"Corporate Codes of Conduct and Labour-related Corporate Social Responsibility" (PDF:288KB)

AHN Joyup (Feb. 19 - Mar. 4, 2006)

Fellow, Korea Labor Institute (KLI) (Korea)

"Nonstandard Work in Japan and Korea - the Origin of Wage Differentials" (PDF:290KB)

Robert Ivan GAL (Oct. 15 - Nov. 30, 2005)

Senior Researcher, TARKI Social Research Centre (Hungary)

"Keeping Older Workers in the Labor Market in Europe and Japan" (PDF:199KB)

Ritaash SAMA (Jul. 8 - Oct. 7, 2005)

International Institute for Labour Studies, ILO (Switzerland)

"The Impact of Core Labour Standard on Foreign Direct Investment in East Asia" (PDF:317KB)

Mustafa OZBILGIN (Aug. 10 - Sep. 10, 2005)

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Business Management, Queen Mary, University of London (U.K.)

"'Global' Diversity Management: the case of automobile manufacturing companies in Japan" (PDF:220KB)

Dev Raj ADHIKARI (Jul. 1, 2004 - Mar. 31, 2005)

Central Department of Management, Tribhuvan University (Nepal)

"National Factors and Employment Relations in Japan" (PDF:1.6MB)

M.Saman DASSANAYAKE (Apr. 1, 2004 - Mar. 21, 2005)

Senior Lecturer in Management Studies, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

"Human Resource Development Systems for Customer Care Services Management in Telecommunications Companies: A Comparative Analysis of Sri Lanka and Japan" (PDF:2.6MB)

Heikki RAISANEN (Mar. 3 - 23, 2005)

Research Director at the Finnish Government Institute for Economic Research (Finland)

"Comparative Analysis on the Job-Broking Market in Japan and Finland" (PDF:265KB)


Hendrik, Carl MEYER-OHLE (Nov. 30 - Dec. 17, 2004)

Assistant Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

"Employee Perspectives on Inter-company Transfers within the Restructuring of Japanese Corporations" (PDF:156KB)

Apichai SHIPPER (Jun. 25 - Aug. 20, 2004)

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California (U.S.A.)

"The Impact of the NPO Law on Foreigners Support Groups in Japan Illegal Democrats: Immigrant Rights NGOS in Contemporary Japan" (PDF:108KB)

Christopher, David SPARKS (Jul. 1 - 31, 2004)

Supervisory Economist, Division Foreign Labor Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor (U.S.A.)

"Changes in Japanese Wage Structure and the Effect on Wage Growth since 1990" (PDF:60KB)

Kee Beom KIM (Jun. 28 - Jul. 23, 2004)

Technical Officer, Multinational Enterprises Programme, International Labor Office (Switzerland)

"Finding an entry point for the promotion of corporate social responsibility in small and medium- sized enterprises in Japan" (PDF:40KB)

Jeanette D. TANA (May 12 - Jun. 12, 2004)

Chief Labor & Employment Officer, Employment Research Division, Department of Labor & Employment, Institute of Labor Studies (Philippines)

"Enhancing the Performance of the Philippine Public Employment Service Office (PPESO): Drawing Lessons from Japan´s Public Employment Security Office (JPESO)" (PDF:308KB)

Reylito ELBO (Apr. 25 - Jun. 2, 2004)

Social Compliance Assessor, Employers Confederation of the Philippines

"Labor Tribunal System: Prospects of Japan's New Approach Towards the Efficient Settlement of Individual Labor Disputes" (PDF:109KB)

Sang-Hoon LIM (Jan. 6 - Mar. 31, 2004)

Associate Fellow, Korea Labor Institute (KLI) (Korea)

"Japanese Social Consultation against Globalization -Focused on Employment Problems at the Prefecture Level: the Cases of Aichi and Saitama" (PDF:571KB)

Yuping CHEN (Oct. 16, 2003 - Jan. 15, 2004)

Associate Research Fellow, Institute for International Labor and Information Studies, Ministry of Labor and Social Security (China)

"Compensation System in Japan, United States and European Countries" (PDF:112KB)

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