The future of the Japanese-style employment system: continued long-term employment and the challenges it faces

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Author: Takahashi, Koji


The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training has just published a book titled 'The future of the Japanese-style employment system' [Japanese language] as an output of a cross organizational research project. This article introduces the background to this research and its content. The project defined the system as one 'of employment and labor aiming for long-term livelihood security and skills development of its members (almost synonymous with regular employees in this article), as typically seen in large corporations and/or manufacturing companies since the era of high economic...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Governance; Culture and society

Keywords: Policy implications; Regulation; Future; Employment security; Employment practice; Cultural aspects

Geographic subjects: Japan; Asia

Published: Tokyo, Japan: Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training, 2018

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Journal title: Japan labor issues

Journal volume: 2

Journal number: 6

Journal date: April-May 2018

Pages: pp. 6-15

ISSN: 2433-3689

Resource type: Article

Call number: TD/TNC 132.508

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