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Japan's HRM & IR News [FY2020]

AOTS-HRM & IR News Editorial Staff

"Experiences Working From Home in Response to Stay-at-Home Request" 

Part 1: Good points of working from home

Part 2: Disadvantages of working from home

Prof. Maita Tatsunobu,
CEO of HR Business Partner Inc. 
Professor of Globis Graduate School of Management

"How has the Novel Coronavirus changed the way Japanese companies work?" 

Vol. 1 Outbreak to the State of Emergency 

Vol. 2 Emergency - Stay HOME

Vol. 3 The New Normal

Vol. 4 There is no stopping us

Japan's HRM & IR News [FY2019]

Prof. Takahiro Nakamura
Professor, Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences,
Kansai University

"Workplace Safety for a New Era" 1/2

"Workplace Safety for a New Era" 2/2

Prof. Emer. Masahiro Nowatari
Professor emeritus at Tamagawa University
Industrial Sociologist
PhD (psychology), PhD (engineering)

Social Productivity of Manufacturing Teams 1/2 - Social Background -

Social Productivity of Manufacturing Teams 2/2 - Practical Activities -

Mr. Yasuo Sando
Senior Chief Researcher, Nippon Steel Research Institute Corporation

IoT/AI, the New Era of Technical Innovation

Manufacturing Business Is Facing a Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift in Manufacturing and Smaller Businesses

Perspective on the New Style of Working in the Digital Age

Prof. Hiroyuki FUJIMURA
Faculty of Business Administration, Hosei University
Employment of Elderly Persons in Japan

Employment of Elderly Persons Is the Source of Innovation

The ideals of mankind are now becoming a reality in Japan

Elderly people create innovation—An innovation starts with problem awareness

Make innovation happen through combining 

Japan's HRM & IR News [FY2018]

Prof. Yoshio OKUNISHI
Faculty of Business Administration, Hosei University

Japanese College Student Job-Hunting System in Transition (1)

Japanese College Student Job-Hunting System in Transition (2)

Dr. Toshiyuki Yamanaka Ph.D.
CEO, Global Dynamics Co., Ltd. / Professor, Graduate School, Kobe Institute of Computing

Part 1: Executives in a rapidly changing world (1)

Part 2: Executives in a rapidly changing world (2)

Dr. Hisashi YAMADA
Research Director, Chief Senior Economist, The Japan Research Institute, Limited

Part 1: Why do we need to introduce work-style reforms now?

Part 2: Correcting long working hours

Part 3: Equal pay for equal work

Part 4: Restructure the autonomy of labor and management

Professor Hiroshi Yamamoto, Ph.D.
School of Business/Graduate School of Business Aoyama Gakuin University

Retention management to prevent human resources from leaving

Part 1: The Importance of retention (human resource retention) in modern times

Part 2: The actual state of and specific retention management policies in Japan (1)

Part 3: Specific retention management policies in Japan (2)

Part 4: Specific retention management policies in Japan (3)

Japan's HRM & IR News [FY2017]

Mr. Hiroshi Kitani, Professor of Hiroshima Business and Management School,
Prefectural University of Hiroshima

Workstyle reform to harness a diversity of personnel

Part 1: The strength of Japanese companies, underpinned by homogeneity

Part 2: The reality of diversity in Japanese companies

Part 3: Supporting treatment as workstyle reform

Part 4: The state of new remuneration in response to diversity

International Symposium

For Work Style Reform-Amendments of French Labor Law and the Difference in Industrial Relations between Japan and France

Dr. Shozo Inouye, Former Regional Advisor, ILO Asia & the Pacific HQs.

Transforming Industrial Relations: The Japanese Experience

Developing Human Resources: The Japanese Way

Building a Flexible Organization

Managing Workforce Diversity and Inclusion under the Globalizing Economies

Mr. Susumu Kobayashi, Senior Management Consultant Japan Productivity Center (JPC)

How Japanese Businesses Develop and Implement Management and Action Plans (Part1)

    ・Introduction
    ・Clarification of management visions
    ・Framework for thinking

How Japanese Businesses Develop and Implement Management and Action Plans (Part2)

    ・Introduction
    ・Analyses of the external environment
    ・Analyses of the internal environment
    ・SWOT analyses

How Japanese Businesses Develop and Implement Management and Action Plans (Part3)

    ・Introduction
    ・Contents of management and action plans
    ・Goal and effectiveness

Japan's HRM & IR News [FY2016]

Dr. Hiroyuki FUJIMURA, Hosei University

1. Employment of Regular Employees in Japanese Companies is Membership-based

2. Is the Wage System of Japanese Companies Seniority-based?

3. Are Japanese companies characterized by the lifetime employment?

4. Why are Japanese trade unions cooperative?

5. Are earnings low for top management in Japanese companies?

6. Why do Japanese Workers Work Long Hours?

7. Fringe Benefits of Japanese Companies

8. Japanese Companies and Innovation

Mr. Yutaka FUKUYAMA, CMC

Director of HR-Services Division of Central Japan Industries Association,
Auditor of RIIM CHU-SAN-REN, Inc.

9. Exchange Rate and Talent Shortage –1–

10. Exchange Rate and Talent Shortage –2–

11. Exchange Rate and Talent Shortage –3–

12. Exchange Rate and Talent Shortage –4–

13. Exchange Rate and Talent Shortage –5–

14. Exchange Rate and Talent Shortage –6–

Japan's HRM & IR News [FY2015]

Mr. Fujikazu Suzuki, Director of the Labor Culture Network, NPO

Outline of Japanese Industrial Relations
1. Characteristics of Japanese Industrial Relations
2. Evaluation toward Japanese Industrial Relations
3. Future issues of Japanese Industrial Relations

Mr. Kenji Abe, Kyushu Institute of Technology Graduate School of Life Science & Systems Engineering

Safety and Health Surrounding Workers in Japan:
1. Current Status of Occupational Accidents in Japan
    - Launch of Fall Prevention Campaign under a Government Initiative -
2. Rapidly Progressing Aging of Workers and Occupational Accidents Falling is Lifestyle-related Accident
3. Start of Obligation of Stress Check for Workers
    - Overwork and Mental Health -
4. The International Standardization (ISO) of Safety and Health is Progressing

Mr. Takeo Naruse, Director, The Tokyo Employers' Association

Aging Population with Fewer Children and the Labor Force in Japan:
1. Issues and Responses for the Low Birth Late and the Aging Population in Japan
2. Even Elderly People Work Vigorously
3. Promotion of Utilizing Women's Potential
4. The Task of Utilizing Foreign Workers
5. Think About the Relationship Between the Birthrate and Ways of Working

Mr. Hiromasa Suzuki, Emeritus Professor, Waseda University/Associated researcher at IDHE-ENS-Cachan, France Fellow Researcher

How do Japanese Employees Work

Individualization of Employment Relations in Japan

Changes in Japanese Employment Relations

How Japanese Managers Work With Their Staff

Career Employment in Japanese Enterprises: Jobs and Appraisal System of Employees

Skill Acquisition in Japanese Enterprises

Hiring Practices in Japan and in France: Search for a first job begins one year ahead of graduation in Japan while in France it begins after graduation (1)

Hiring Practices in Japan and in France: Search for a first job begins one year ahead of graduation in Japan while in France it begins after graduation (2)

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Useful Websites related to Japan's HRM & IR Information

Labor Laws of Japan

Labor Situation in Japan and Its Analysis

Main Labor Economic Indicators

Journal of the Japanese and International Economies

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