Links to Labor-Related Websites in Japan： Unions, other labor-related organizations and research institute
Japanese Trade Union Confederation (RENGO)
The largest confederation, Membership is about 6.6 million in 2006.
National Confederation of Trade Unions (ZENROREN)
The second largest confederation, more militant than Rengo. Membership is about 1.3 Million in 2006.
National Trade Union Council (ZENROKYO) Japanese Only
The smallest confederation, membership is about 160,000 million in 2000.
Japan Council of Metal Workers Union (IMF-JC, ZEN NIHON KINZOKU SANGYO RODOKUMIAI KYOGIKAI)
IMF-JC (an affiliate of the International Metalworkers’ Federation) is a coordinating body among of union federations of metal-working industries, such as auto, steel, electronics, and ship-building.
Regional Organization of Union Confederations
Industry-Level Union Federations
Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers’ Union (The JAW)
The JAW was formed in 1972 and is the second largest industry federation in the private sector. Its membership is about 700,000. (as of 2006)
All Japan Prefectural and Municipal Workers’ Union (JICHIRO)
Japan Federation of Service and Distributive Workers Unions (JSD)
The Federation of Electric Power Related Industry Worker’s Unions of Japan (DENRYOKU SOREN)
JAPAN POSTAL GROUP UNION (JPGU)
All Japan Federation of Transport Workers’ Unions (Unyu Roren)
JAPAN Confederation of Railway Workers’ Union (JRU)
All Japan Seamen’s Union (What is JSU?)
The JSU is one of few industrial unions in Japan. The website consists of “Profile”, “JSU/ISS News,””Organizational Structure,” “Introduction of Inspectors” and “The JSU Welfare Services to all its non-domiciled Special Members.”
Japan Teachers’ Union (JTU)
Introduction to the union, reports of international meetings.
All Japan Pensioners’ Union
Professional, Enterprise and General Unions
GU Nova G-ed Branch
Japan Airlines Cabin Attendants Union (JCAU)
Japan Airlines Flight Crew Union
OKAYA CITY OFFICIAL WORKERS UNION
Nomura Security Labor Union Homepage
Language Teachers’ Union of Sendai
Education Workers and Amalgamated Union Osaka
The Genaral Union(Kansai)
Labor Related Groups and Organizations
Labor Net Nippon
APWSL Japan Committee
Labour Lawyers Association of Japan（ＬＬＡＪ）
Dismissal Case of Oki Electric Co.
Concerning the grievances of foreign teachers against Kumamoto Prefectural University
National Defense Counsel for Victims of KAROSHI
Tokyo Occupational Safety and Health Center
Japan Occupational Safety and Health Resource Center (JOSHRC)
KIMIKO NEZU’s PAGE
Working Women’s Network
The Association in Kotobuki for Solidarity with Foreign Migrant Workers
Japan International Labour Foundation(JILAF)
Research Institutes and Related Sites
The Japan Institute For Labour Policy and Training (JIL-PT)
JTUC-RIALS, Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards
The WEBSITE of the research institute affiliated with Rengo (Japanese Trade Union Confederation). Visitors can read recent issues of Rengo Research Institute Report and other reports published by the institute.
Japan Research Institute of Labour Movement (Rodo Soken)
The WEBSITE of the research institute affiliated with Zenroren(the National Confederation of Trade Unions). Visitors can read some of back issues of Rodo Soken Journal (written in English).
Institute for Science of Labour
Economic Policy Institute for Quality Life (Seikatsu Ken)
The website introduces research and activities of Economic Policy Institute for Quality Life.
The Institute of Social Science (Shakai Kagaku Kenkyusho), The University of Tokyo
This website contains various sources of information concerning Japanese social science, such as contents of journals and working papers published by the institute and Social Science Japan Data Archive.
The Research and Education Center for Fair Labor, Hitotsubashi University
Institute of Social Movements, Osaka
Kiso Keizai Kagaku Kenkyusyo
Institute for Economic and Industry Studies
National Institute of Industrial Health
National Institute of Industrial Safety
National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)
National Institute for Enviornmental Studies
National Rehabilitation Center for the Disabled
Institute of Developing Economics