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講師:昭和女子大学 髙木俊雄 准教授

「ICAS Discussion and Reception」

Japan's "ブラック企業"(exploitative enterprise or "black" kigyo) problem and its solutions

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time: 18:30 - 19:45: Discussion / Q&amp; A (Doors open at 18:00)
20:00 - 21:00: Reception
Venue: Temple University Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 1F Parliament
Speaker: Toshio Takagi, Associate Professor in the Department of Business Design at Showa Women’s University
Discussant: Robert Dujarric, Director of ICAS
Admission: Free. Open to the public.
Language: English
RSVP (required): Please register online


"ブラック企業" (exploitative enterprise or "black" kigyho) are exploitative enterprises known for mistreating their workers through harassment, overwork without pay, and other violations of Japan's labor laws and constitutionally-enshrined rights. In some cases, they have been held responsible for killing their employees through "過労死" (overwork death or karoshi).

Japan’s "ブラック企業" (exploitative enterprise or "black" kigyho) aren't typical sweatshops like those of developing countries. They profit from the Japanese sense that the company is a family, where the harsh but fair boss has a right to demand a form of filial piety and obedience.

Professor Tagaki will explain how Japanese workers look at the trade-offs between overtime and social relations. The key implication of his research is how organizations can be changed to enhance the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.