01.05.2011 | Publication

Japanese translation of "Catastrophe in Japan - First assessment of the economic consequences" IG Metall’s Position

The earthquake off the coast of Honshu and the ensuing tsunami are the biggest natural catastrophes in Japan’s history. The extent of the damage, in…


01.05.2011 | Publication

Japanese translation of IG Metall’s Position on Nuclear Power and Energy Policy

As a result of the nuclear catastrophe in Japan, the debate about the future of nuclear energy in Germany has flared up once again. IG Metall supports…


01.02.2011 | Publication

Labor Relations and Social Policies

A briefing paper on work relations and social security systems in Japan.


01.02.2011 | Publication

Current Issues of Labor and Social Policies in Japan

As it seems that the administration of Naoto Kan will soon resign or call for elections, Japan is again in the midst of a government crisis.…


01.06.2010 | Publication

Government Change in Japan

On the 2nd June 2010, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigned after only 8.5 months in government. Following its overwhelming victory of 2009,…


01.07.2009 | Publication

»Change« Comes to Japan?

This report assesses the background to Japan’s August 30th general election, as well as the main policy options on the new government’s agenda. The…


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