Reform of the Japanese Employment System for Revitalizing Workers and the Economy

Author(s)/Editor(s) Written by TSURU Kotaro
Publisher Nikkei Publishing Inc.
ISBN 978-4-53-235702-3
Publication Date September 2016

Table of Contents

Introduction   Revitalizing Workers: A take-off from the third stage of Abenomics
Chapter 1   Root Causes of Problems: Permanent full-time status in return for giving up the right to say "No"
Chapter 2   Employment System Designed to Revitalize Workers
Chapter 3   Two Walls Blocking the Success of Women
Chapter 4   Eradicating Long Work Hours Without Exception: Reform for achieving both good health and flexible working styles
Chapter 5   Addressing the Entrenched Wage Gap Problem: Diverse modes of employment and equitable treatment for all
Chapter 6   Facilitating "Entries" and "Exits": Achieving better job-worker matching
Chapter 7   Improving Character Skills: Key to successful career paths
Chapter 8   Public Infrastructure for Enabling Innovative Working Styles
Epilogue   Envisioning the Way of Working in 2050: Overcoming the impact of new mechanization and artificial intelligence

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

Published: Tsuru, Kotaro, 2017. "Reforming the regular employment system: Toward a new norm of job-specific employment contracts," Social Science Japan Journal, Vol. 20(1), pp. 59-72.