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The Japanese Employment SystemAdapting to a New Economic Environment$
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Marcus Rebick

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199247240

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199247242.001.0001

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Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations

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(p.75) 5 Industrial Relations
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The Japanese Employment System
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Marcus Rebick (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199247242.003.0005

Examines recent developments in industrial relations in Japan. The decline in union density is analysed and found to be due to a mixture of causes including sectoral shifts in employment and the failure of unions to organise new workplaces. The weakened role of the Shunto in the early 2000s and the increase in civil litigation and court-mediated dispute resolution are symptoms of the declining role of unions. Japanese labour relations are becoming more individualised.

Keywords:   dispute resolution, employment, industrial relation, Japan, litigation, union density, unions

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