RIETI Policy Symposium

Reforms of Human Capital and Human Resource Management: Considering education and job skills development from a life-cycle perspective

  • Program


  • Time and Date: 13:00-18:10, September 6, 2013
  • Venue: The Tokai University Club (3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission fee: ¥1,000
  • Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)


13:00 Opening Remarks

NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)

13:10 - 15:45 Part I

13:10 - 13:40 Presentation (Overview)
"Reforms of Human Capital and Human Resource Management: A bird's-eye view"

TSURU Kotaro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Graduate School of Business & Commerce, Keio University)

13:40 - 14:10 Presentation
"Non-cognitive Ability and Educational Attainment, Earnings, and Promotions"

OHTAKE Fumio (Professor, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University)

14:10 - 14:40 Presentation
"Courses Taken at High School and their Impact on Salary Potential after College Education"

NISHIMURA Kazuo (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Specially appointed Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University / Professor, Interfaculty Initiatives in Social Sciences, Kobe University)

14:40 - 15:10 Presentation
"Tentative Proposals to Compensate the Dysfunctional Japanese Employment Practices with White-collar Overtime Exemptions"

EBIHARA Tsuguo (Fellow, Recruit Career Co., Ltd. / President, Nitchmo Co. Ltd.)

15:10 - 15:30 Comment and Presentation
"Comments to Ohtake and Nishimura, and the Importance of Higher Education"

KAWAGUCHI Daiji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)

15:30 - 15:45 Q&A Session

15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:50 Part II: Panel Discussion


HIGUCHI Yoshio (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University)

Panelists (alphabetical order):

EBIHARA Tsuguo (Fellow, Recruit Career Co., Ltd. / President, Nitchmo Co. Ltd.)

JINGU Sumio (Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Development Center, Human Capital Group, Hitachi, Ltd.)

NASUNO Futoshi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director for Human Resources Policy, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

SATO Hiroki (Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo)

17:50 - 17:55 Closing Remarks

MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice Chairman & Vice President, RIETI)

18:00 - Reception