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Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Saori Shibata


This book details the new forms of workers' protest and opposition that have developed as Japan's economy has transformed over the past three decades and highlights their impact upon the country's policymaking process. Drawing on a new dataset charting protest events from the 1980s to the present, the book produces the first systematic study of Japan's new precarious labor movement. It details the movement's rise during Japan's post-bubble economic transformation and highlights the different and innovative forms of dissent that mark the end of the country's famously non-confrontational industr ... More

Keywords: workers' protest, workers' opposition, Japanese economy, Japan, Japanese labor movement, social tension, industrial tension, Japanese capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501749926
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saori Shibata, author
Leiden University