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Co-organizers

Prof. Karen Shire, Institute of Sociology, University Duisburg-Essen Steffen Heinrich, University Duisburg-Essen and Heidelberg University Dr. Florian Kohlbacher, DIJ Tokyo



New employment risks in East Asia

November 26 - November 27, 2010

Presentations

Day 1         November 26th (Friday)

9.00 – 9.30
Introduction

Karen Shire

9.30 – 11.00
Workers’ Experiences of Employment Risks

9.30 – 10.00
Struggles in isolation: Processes and consequences of adapting to temporary agency work in contemporary Japan

Shinji KOJIMA

10.00 – 10.30
Ethnography of risk among young workers in Tokyo

David SLATER

10.30 – 11.00
The growing informal sector in China: A study of the construction industry

Sarah SWIDER

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee

11.30 – 13.00
Historical Context of the Rise of Non-Standard Employment in a “Model” Long-Term Employment System – Japan

11.30 – 12.00
Japan’s non-standard worker dilemma

Charles WEATHERS

12.00 – 12.30
Gender and precarious employment: New risks in the Japanese economy

Heidi GOTTFRIED

12.30 – 13.00
Group Discussion of Sessions 1 and 2

13.15 – 14.30
Lunch

14.30 – 17.00
How Agency Work is Re-shaping Employment Relations

14.30 – 15.00
Between deregulation and re-regulation: Limited diffusion of temporary staffing business in Korea

Hyunji KWON

15.00 – 15.30
Dispatched labor and transformation of employment relationship: The case of Taiwan

Jyh-Jer Roger KO

15.30 – 16.00
Temporary staffing agencies and China’s active employment policies

Feng XU

16.00 – 16.30
Coffee

16.30 – 17.00
Making of a sphere of risky mobility: The new segmentation of the labor market in Japan

Jun IMAI / Yusuke HAYASHI

17.00 – 19.00
Zooming In on Specific At-Risk Groups – in a “Model” Long-Term Employment System – Japan

17.00 – 17.30
Temporary to permanent employment: Did recent economic recovery help the employment transition of Japanese youth?

Nobuko NAGASE / Masaaki MIZUOCHI

17.30 – 18.00
The risk of foregoing a huge HR potential: Chances and challenges of elder employment in Japan

Alexander P. Witzke


German Institute for Japanese Studies

Florian Kohlbacher


German Institute for Japanese Studies

Masateru HIGO

18.00 – 18.30
Working solo and (in)dependent in Japan. Risks and socio-political consequences of an emerging self-entrepreneurial workforce

Shizuka JÄGER-DRESEN

18.30 – 19.00
Group Discussion of the two Afternoon Sessions

Day 2         November 27th (Saturday)

10.00 – 11.00
Collective Responses to Employment Risks

10.00 – 10.30
Making sense of non-regular workers’ struggles in Korea

Donmoon CHO

10.30 – 11.00
Non-regular employment and social movement unionism in Japan

Akira SUZUKI

11.00 – 11.30
Coffee

11.30 – 12.30
Political Consequences of New Employment Risks

11.30 – 12.00
Common experience and diverging subjectivity: Diversification of social and political attitude of precarious employees in South Korea

Kwang-Yeong SHIN

12.00 – 12.30
Could ‘outsiders’ change Japanese politics? The expansion of non-regular employment and its impact on parties and policy

Steffen HEINRICH

12.30 – 13.00
Group Discussion of Morning Sessions

13.15 – 14.30
Lunch

14.30 – 16.00
Group Discussion of Joint Publication and Future Research Perspectives