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Yuji Genda

Division Department of Comparative Contemporary Economics
Research fields Labor Economics
e-mail genda@iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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

Topics of research

1Researches for Non-employed and Unstable Employed Persons in Japan
2Researches on the Influence of Disasters on Employment

Publications (2017- )

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Hope and Society in Japan,” The Economy of Hope, edited by Hirokazu Miyazaki and Richard Swedberg, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017, pp.97-125.
  • “Why Are Wages Not Rising Despite the Labor Shortage?” Nippon.com, 2017.08.14,https://www.nippon.com/en/currents/d00342/

Selected publications ( -2016)

  • “Japan: Wage Differentials and Changes since the 1980s”, Toshiaki Tachibanaki (ed.), Wage Differentials: An International Comparison, Macmillan Press, 1998, pp.35-71.
  • “Job Creation and Destruction in Japan; 1991-1995” Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 12, 1998, pp.1-23.
  • “Japanese Labour in the 1990s: Stability and Stagnation” (with M. Rebick), Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 16(2), 2000, pp.85-102.
  • “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.
  • “Transition from School to Work in Japan” (with M. Kurosawa), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 15, 2001, pp.465-488.
  • “Declining Self-employment in Japan” (with R. Kambayashi), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 16, 2002, pp.73-91.
  • “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.
  • A Nagging Sense of Job Insecurity: The New Reality Facing Japanese Youth, LTCB International Library Trust, International House of Japan, March 2005, pp.203.
  • “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.
  • “Jobless Youths and the NEET Problem in Japan,” Social Science Japan Journal, 10(1), 2007, pp.23-40.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “Future Employment Policy Suggested by the Post-Earthquake Response,” Japan Labor Review Vol.9, Number 4, 2012, pp.86-104.
  • “The Solitary Non-Employed Persons (SNEPs): A New Concept of Non-Employment,” Japan Labor Review Vol.10, Number 4, 2013, pp.6-15.
  • “A Growing Demographic: The Isolated and Non-employed,” nippon.com, 2014.02.17.
  • “Minamata,” edited by Daisuke Naito, Ryan Sayre, Heather, Swanson, and Satsuki Takahashi, New Pacific Press, 2014, pp.20-21.
  • Japan's Employment System in Transition,” nippon.com, 2015.01.15.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • Shifting the Employment Debate: “Nonregular” Focus Distracts and Misleads,” nippon.com, 2016.03.22.
  • “Freeter (Permanent part-timer)” in Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition, edited by George Ritzer, Blackwell Publishing, 2016.
  • “Stories of hope,” The World Book of Hope, edited by Leo Bormans, 2016, pp.214-217, Tielt, Belgium: Lannoo Publishers.
  • “An International Comparison of Hope and Happiness Between Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States,” Social Science Japan Journal, 2016.