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Organized Labor and Social Conflict in Japan

Saori Shibata

in Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749926
eISBN:
9781501749957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyzes the development of the Japanese labor movement throughout the postwar period. With some exceptions, workers in Japan have been predominantly organized in unions that have had a ... More


Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Saori Shibata

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749926
eISBN:
9781501749957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book details the new forms of workers' protest and opposition that have developed as Japan's economy has transformed over the past three decades and highlights their impact upon the country's ... More


From Precarity to Contestation

Saori Shibata

in Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749926
eISBN:
9781501749957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter highlights the key trends in Japan's labor movement as they have developed in the form of social conflict and protest, drawing on an original data set of protest events in Japan. The ... More


Precarious Labor and the Contestation of Policymaking in Japan

Saori Shibata

in Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749926
eISBN:
9781501749957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact of Japan's precarious workers' movement on policymaking in Japan, highlighting three cases through which one can witness the effects of opposition mobilized by ... More


Conclusion

Saori Shibata

in Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749926
eISBN:
9781501749957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This concluding chapter reflects on the trajectory of capitalism in Japan and the role of its precarious workers in that process. The key issues facing Japan are whether and how Japan's new labor ... More


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