Rengo and policy participation: Japanese-style neo-corporatism?

Toru Shinoda*

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What do Japanese trade unions do at the national level? How do they influence national policy making? In this chapter, the political activity of Japanese trade unions will be discussed from the viewpoint of the relationships among unions, political parties and governments. The first aspect to be dealt with will be the political characteristics of Japanese trade unions. Second, the transition of national centres and the relationship between unions and political parties will be traced. Third, the political activity of Rengo, the new national centre, will be described. Finally, the implications of Rengo's political activities in Japanese labour politics will be examined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJapanese Labour and Management in Transition
Subtitle of host publicationDiversity, Flexibility and Participation
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781135097004
ISBN (Print)0415114357, 9780415114349
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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