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Labor issues in japan

  1. 1. Labor Issues In Japan<br />
  2. 2. Japanese have adopted American Labor Law<br />Japanese Labor Laws are designed to foster a good relationship between labor and management.<br />
  3. 3. Open Door Philosophy<br />Japanese Labor Laws have proven to be long lasting, harmonious and productive.<br />With more neutral labor laws, their job security and unfair labor practices are less confrontational than those of the United States.<br />
  4. 4. The unemployment rate of japan is considerably lower than that of the U.S. currently at around 4%<br />Studies have shown that Japan has a larger perecntage of population that desire only part-time work compared to other countires.<br />
  5. 5. *This would be an advantage for a McDonald’s franchise as most employeees are part-time. <br />Ref: www.gil.go.jp/english/JLR.htm<br />
  6. 6. Infrastructure Issues In Japan<br />
  7. 7. The Global Competiveness Report 2008 – 2009, published in October 2008 by the World Economic Forum (WEF), rates Japan as 3rd in the world in terms of business sophistication and innovation.<br />
  8. 8. Japan also possesses a highly developed infrastructure with cost that are comparatively low.<br />
  9. 9. The down side of Japan’s Infrastructure<br />
  10. 10. According to Business Monitor International report, January export numbers for Japan painted a grim picture.<br />This report reinforces BMI’s prediction that GDP will contract by 2.3% in 2009.<br />
  11. 11. The report also noted that Japan, being one of the most highly developed economies in it’s region, has struggled with poor growth since the 90’s with its infrastructure sector.<br />
  12. 12. The Japanese government has backed a stimulus package to maintain the economy.<br />

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