Work-Life Balance in Japan as Seen from a Perspective of International Comparison

Author(s)/Editor(s) Written and edited by TAKEISHI Emiko
ISBN 978-4-623-06340-6
Publication Date June 2012

Table of Contents

Introduction:   Challenges in Achieving Work-Life Balance and the Viewpoint of Research

Part I:   Challenges in Achieving Work-Life Balance in Japan
Chapter 1   Work-life balance policy and corporate productivity
Chapter 2   Long working hours and Japanese employment practices
Chapter 3   Personnel management that enables work-life policy to achieve its intended goals
Chapter 4   Working hours and satisfaction
Chapter 5   Workplace management that facilitates the realization of work-life balance

Part II:   International Comparative Analysis
Chapter 6   Work-life balance in the United States
Chapter 7   Work-life balance in the United Kingdom
Chapter 8   Work-life balance in the Netherlands
Chapter 9   Work-life balance in Sweden

* This publication is in Japanese. An English translation is not available.