The economic circumstances of the working-class of Japan
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- Mazda Workers In Japan Describe Job
- By Robert Miller, The Militant, 27 November
1995. Report on working conditions by part of a team of
socialist workers who traveled to Japan to attend meetings
and conferences organized around the commemoration of the
50th anniversary of Washington's atomic bombings of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
- Lifetime Employment Is No Longer a Given at
- By Sheryl WuDunn, New York Times, 12 June
1996. Numerous signs that after five years of economic
troubles, the tight link between Japan's companies and
its workers—symbolized by the concept of lifetime
employment—is starting to come undone.
- Death-by-overwork suits on the rise in
- By Gwen Robinson, Karoshi, 27 November
1996. Latest in a trickle of death-by-overwork (karoshi)
cases to have come before the courts.
- 2-year delay in 40-hour work week
- Asahi Shimbun, 8 December 1996. Small
businesses allowed two years to adapt to the new work
- Report aims to end sex harassment
- Asahi Shimbun, 3 September 1998. Two
articles, the first perhaps an introduction to the
second. The National Personnel Authority published a report
defining inappropriate behavior and highlighting practices
that should be stopped.
- Temporary Worker Law
- Mainichi Shimbun, 20 May 1999. On March 19,
the Lower House Labor Affairs Committee approved a bill to
amend the temporary worker law, which could have a major
impact on the labor market and on improving the lives of
working people. But it could also turn out to be a