Institute of Social Science The University of Tokyo

the University of Tokyo


Research Staff

Yuji Genda

update at 6 Apr. 2016

Division Department of Comparative Contemporary Economics
Research fields Labor Economics

Teaching and Research Appointments

April 2002 − March 2007 Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo
April 2007 − Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo

Publications (2015- )

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  1. “Does downsizing take a toll on retained staff? An analysis of increased working hours in the early 2000s in Japan,” (with S.Kuroda, and S. Ohta), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies Vol.36, pp.1-24, 2015.
  2. “The Japanese labour market during the global financial crisis and the role of non-standard work: A micro perspective,” (with A. Hijzen, R. Kambayashi, H.Teruyama), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies Vol.38, pp.260-281, 2015.
  3. Shifting the Employment Debate: “Nonregular” Focus Distracts and Misleads,”, 2016.03.22.
  4. “An International Comparison of Hope and Happiness Between Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States,” Social Science Japan Journal, 2016, forthcoming.
  5. “Freeter (Permanentt part-timer)” in Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition, forthcoming. 2016

Selected publications ( -2014)

  1. “Japan: Wage Differentials and Changes since the 1980s”, Toshiaki Tachibanaki (ed.), Wage Differentials: An International Comparison, Macmillan Press, 1998, pp.35-71.
  2. “Job Creation and Destruction in Japan; 1991-1995” Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 12, 1998, pp.1-23.
  3. “Japanese Labour in the 1990s: Stability and Stagnation” (with M. Rebick), Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 16(2), 2000, pp.85-102.
  4. “Labour Market Performance and Job Creation/Destruction in Italy and Japan,” (with M.G. Pazienza, and M.Signorelli), Andrea Bolto, Alessandro Vercelli, and Hiroshi Yoshikawa(eds.), Comparing Economic Systems: Italy and Japan, Hampshire: Palgrave, 2001, pp.135-157.
  5. “Transition from School to Work in Japan” (with M. Kurosawa), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 15, 2001, pp.465-488.
  6. “Declining Self-employment in Japan” (with R. Kambayashi), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 16, 2002, pp.73-91.
  7. “Who Really Lost Jobs in Japan?: Youth Employment in an Aging Japanese Society”, Seiritsu Ogawa, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, and David A. Wisein (eds.) Labor Markets and Fringe Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003, pp.103-133.
  8. A Nagging Sense of Job Insecurity: The New Reality Facing Japanese Youth, LTCB International Library Trust, International House of Japan, March 2005, pp.203.
  9. “Ageing and Employment in Japan” (with Hiroshi Teruyama, Souichi Ohta, Ryo Kambayashi, and Mamiko Ishihara), Koichi Hamada and Hiromi Kato (eds.) Ageing and the Labor Market in Japan, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2007, pp.1-23.
  10. “Jobless Youths and the NEET Problem in Japan,” Social Science Japan Journal, 10(1), 2007, pp.23-40.
  11. “The Endless Ice Age-A Review of the Cohort Effect in Japan”(with Souichi Ohta and Ayako Kondo), The Japanese Economy, Vol.35, No.3, Fall 2008, pp.55-86.
  12. “Long-term Effects of a Recession at Labor Market Entry in Japan and the United States” (with Ayako Kondo and Souichi Ohta), Journal of Human Resources Vol.45, No.1, Winter 2010, pp.157-196.
  13. “Have Jobs and Hope Gone Forever in Japan? From Family and Firms to a New Social Network,” Purnendra Jain and Brad Williams(eds.) Japan in Decline: Fact or Fiction? Folkestone: Global Oriental, 2011, pp.187-204.
  14. “Non-permanent employees who have become permanent employees: What awaits them after crossing status or firm borders to become “permanent”” Japan Labor Review Vol.8, Number 3, 2011, pp.28-55.
  15. “No Place to Belong,” Reimaging Japan” McKinsey & Company(eds.)The Quest for a Future that WorksMcKinsey & Company, 2011, pp.170-175, VIZ Media: San Francisco.
  16. “Young, Japanese, and Not in Education, Employment, or Training: Japan's Experience with the NEET Phenomenon,“ Sawako Shirahase (ed.) Demographic Change and Inequality in Japan, Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press, 2011, pp.76-97.
  17. “Poverty and Exclusion in Japan: Young People and their Hope,” Marc Humbert and Yoshimichi Sato(eds.) Social Exclusion: Perspectives from France and Japan, Trans Pacific Press, 2012, pp.32-43.
  18. “Future Employment Policy Suggested by the Post-Earthquake Response,” Japan Labor Review Vol.9, Number 4, 2012, pp.86-104.
  19. “The Solitary Non-Employed Persons (SNEPs): A New Concept of Non-Employment,” Japan Labor Review Vol.10, Number 4, 2013, pp.6-15.
  20. “A Growing Demographic: The Isolated and Non-employed,”, 2014.02.17.
  21. “Minamata,” edited by Daisuke Naito, Ryan Sayre, Heather, Swanson, and Satsuki Takahashi, New Pacific Press, 2014, pp.20-21.
  22. Japan's Employment System in Transition,”, 2015.01.15.

Topics of research

Social Sciences of Hope
Researches for Non-employed and Unstable Employed Persons in Japan
Researches for the Influence of Employment on the Disasters
Social Sciences of Crisis Thinking