IJS Week 06

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Week 6: Work – full-time work, part-time work, male-female (in)equality

Statistical Handbook of Japan:

Read Chapter 12, “Labour”

Academic Articles (for the Active Learning Hours Portfolio):

Scott North, “Limited Regular Employment and the Reform of Japan’s Division of Labor”

Samuel J. Timinsky, “The Nation That Never Rests: Japan’s Debate Over Work-Life Balance and Work that Kills”

Helen Macnaughtan, “Womenomics for Japan”

Stephanie Assmann, “Gender Equality in Japan”

Chelsea Szendi Schieder, “A “Necessary Evil”? Keeping Women Out of Medical Schools Won’t Fix What Ails the Japanese Medical Profession”

David McNeill, “Justice Postponed: Ito Shiori and Rape in Japan”

Allison Alexy and Emma Cook (Eds), Intimate Japan: Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict (University of Hawaii Press 2019). (This is an edited volume of papers. One chapter equals on article for the ALHP).


OECD hours worked statistics

Government of Japan, “Women’s Empowerment” (This is the government’s official explanation. See the next article for Emma Dalton’s assessment).

Emma Dalton, “Was Abe Shinzo’s Womenomics Policy Good for Women or the Economy?”

BBC, Japan glasses ban

NHK, Ito Shiori wins rape case.