Japan Labor Issues


About the Journal

The Japan Labor Issues, launched in January 2004, is a quarterly journal of research in the field of labor studies. For the purpose of providing valuable information on Japanese labor issues to the broad range of overseas readers, articles are selected, edited, and published by an editorial board of the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training.

ISSN: 1348-9364
Frequency: Quarterly
Language: English
First Year of Publication: 2004

Contact Information

  • Shinichi Nakamura
    International Affairs Department
    The Japan Institute of Labour Policy and Training

    4-8-23 Kami-Shakujii, Nerima-ku
    Tokyo 177-8502
    Tel: +81-(0)3-5903-6326
    Fax: +81-(0)3-3594-1113
    E‑mail: snakamura@jil.go.jp

Editorial Board

  • Kazuo Sugeno, President
    Editor-In-Chief, Japan Labor Review
    The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training

    4-8-23 Kami-Shakujii, Nerima-ku
    Tokyo 177-8502
    Tel: +81-(0)3-5903-6111
    Fax: +81-(0)3-3594-6113
    E‑mail: jil@jil.go.jp
Editorial Committee Members:
  • Sumiko Ebisuno, Rissho University
  • Yukie Hori, JILPT
  • Shingo Ikeda, JILPT
  • Yuichiro Mizumachi, Tokyo University
  • Souichi Ohta, Keio University
  • Hiroshi Ono, Hitotsubashi University
  • Tadashi Sakai, Hosei University
  • Hiromi Sakazume, Hosei University
  • Yoshihide Sano, Hosei University
  • Masaru Sasaki, Osaka University
  • Tomoyuki Shimanuki, Hitotsubashi University
  • Tamayu Fukamachi, JILPT
  • Hisashi Takeuchi, Waseda University

Current/Past Issues

Current and past issues are all available on the JLR website.

[N.B. – The Japan Institute of Labour, former organisation of JILPT, published monthly english newsletter “Japan Labor Bulletin” for over 40 years, covering topics and studies on labor issues. Though the publication is terminated due to the closure of the JIL, some of the newer issues (from January 1992 to September 2003) are available here.]


The Japan Labor Review is distributed free of charge. (However, in some cases the receiver will have to pay for postage.) To receive the journal on a regular basis, complete the registration form.