20 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module analyses some of the main issues related to work and society in Japan from a comparative and historical perspective. Main issues include: the main characteristics of Japanese employment (such as lifetime employment and the increasing non-regular employment), industrial relations, gender discrimination in the labour market, and globalisation and the change and continuity of Japanese employment. In addition, two prominent social issues in contemporary Japan (`fewer children and work-life balance' and `increasing income inequality and poverty') will be examined.

Staff Contact: Dr Hiro Watanabe
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Presentation

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