The Particular Features Of The Employment System In Japan

One of the unique and well known features of the Japanese employment
system is permanent employment for workers. Japanese corporations responses to
recessionary periods provide an opportunity to sort out the myths from the
realities of the Japanese permanent employment system.
During recessions Japanese companies forced to reduce their costs
achieve reductions in several ways. First, they reduce the number of women and
temporary workers they employ. During the recession that followed the 1973 oil
shocks female employment dropped by eleven percent; more then five times the
drop in male employment. It was easy to reduce female employment because women
even if they hold permanent ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

is one the
most effective tools companies have of reducing costs because these workers have
more seniority and thus make more money then the average worker. Japanese
companies also are able to cut costs during recessions by reducing or
eliminating bonuses paid to workers, cutting down on hiring of new workers,
eliminating the farming out of work to subcontractors, transferring workers
internally with in the company to subsidiaries, and reducing profit margins to
levels that many American companies would find intolerable.
Japanese companies response to recessions shows the benefits and
disadvantages of their employment system. Some of the benefits are that loyalty
and labor relations are very good. This is due to the fact that for non-
temporary male workers not yet near retirement age companies make a great effort
to continue the permanent employment system even during recessions. Most young
male workers once entering a company stay with it for their entire life and ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.

Already a member? Login


The Particular Features Of The Employment System In Japan. (2006, November 5). Retrieved February 20, 2019, from
"The Particular Features Of The Employment System In Japan.", 5 Nov. 2006. Web. 20 Feb. 2019. <>
"The Particular Features Of The Employment System In Japan." November 5, 2006. Accessed February 20, 2019.
"The Particular Features Of The Employment System In Japan." November 5, 2006. Accessed February 20, 2019.
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays

Added: 11/5/2006 07:45:27 PM
Category: Economics
Type: Free Paper
Words: 492
Pages: 2

Save | Report


Save and find your favorite essays easier

High School Education In Japan ...
Origin Of The Solar System
The Trial By Kafka And The Stra...
The Classification System In Gr...
Egyptian Politics: The Fiction ...
The Detrimental Effects In Cha
The Political Parties In The Un...
The Reproductive System
The Changing Family in America
The Coloured Girl in the Ring: ...
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2019 Essayworld. All rights reserved