Ross Mouer, Hirosuke Kawanishi's A Sociology of Work in Japan (Contemporary Japanese Society) PDF

By Ross Mouer, Hirosuke Kawanishi

ISBN-10: 0511111304

ISBN-13: 9780511111303

ISBN-10: 0521651204

ISBN-13: 9780521651202

This entire, introductory evaluate of the "world of labor" in Japan recollects post-war Japan to research the advance of commercial relatives and the japanese type of administration. It considers the adjustments that came about within the early nineties while disillusionment set in and unemployment and monetary lack of confidence turned evidence of existence. The authors problem the preeminence of eastern administration practices that have ruled the literature during the last 3 a long time.

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The Society’s first national conference in 1907 focused on “The Factory Law and the Labor Problem” and supported the ameliorative approach being taken by “responsible” leaders at that time. The Society was blatantly pro-capitalist, although its early thrust was reformist rather than revolutionary. Following World War I an increasing number of the Society’s members began to criticize the social policy approach from a Marxist class-based perspective, and schisms within the Society made it difficult for it to continue as an effective forum.

The first consists of students who are informed about industrial relations and the sociology of work but who do not have a knowledge of work in Japan. The second consists of students who possess a basic knowledge of Japanese society but do not have a full grasp of issues concerning work. In providing an introduction to the world of work in Japan, the authors seek to provide a perspective useful in considering the following questions: (1) Why have the Japanese worked longer hours in the postwar period?

Some obtained quantitative data from a range of historical documents to advance theories about the development of Japan’s labor force over the past 100–300 years. 4 Industrial relations (roshi kankei ron)2 As Japan entered nearly two decades of high economic growth from the late 1950s, the oligopolization of the economy became more pronounced. The Miike struggle at the Mitsui Mines in Kyushu at the end of the 1950s signaled not only a shift in power from labor to management but also a greater willingness by the government to use the industrial relations machinery to contain disruptive disputes in key industries while leaving the determination of working conditions to collective bargaining and the balance of power between labor and management at the enterprise level.

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