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•Japan Labour Year Book

First issued in 1920. Japan’s longest running specialized yearbook series. As of 2021, the series ran to 91 volumes, including two special publications covering the war period. The year book records conditions of labor economy, management policies and labor relations, the state of labor and social movements, and labor and social policies in the previous year of its publication.


•Nihon Shakai Undo Shiryo
[Historical Documents of Japanese Social Movements] This project reprints publications and primary materials related to social and labour movements. So far, including Seiji Kenkyūkai – Musan Seitō Soshiki Junbi Iinkai [Political Study Group and Proletarian Party Preparatory Committee], Rōdō-Nōmin tō [Labour–Farmer Party], Marukusu-shugi [Marxism], Rōnō [Workers and Farmers], Tochi to jiyū [Land and freedom], and Musansha Shimbun [Proletarian News]. 212 volumes have been issued.


•Sengo Shakai Undo Shiryo

Historical Documents of Postwar Social Movements] Reprints of journals and other publications of groups such as political parties and social and labour movement groups during the postwar occupation. Published by Hosei University Press. Reprints to May 2009 included Minpō Tokyo Minpō [People’s news: Tokyo Minpo], Shakai shicho [Social Currents], Shakai-shugi [Socialism], and Seiji Keizai Tsūshin [Political Economy News].


•Shakai rodo undo dai nenpyo
[Chronological tables of social and labour movements] A record focusing on the labour movement and social movements during approximately 130 years of history since 1858 in six columns including: politics and law, economy and business, labour movements, social movements, society and culture, and overseas events.


•Reprints: Prewar Journal of Ohara Institute of Social Research

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Institute’s Foundation and the 50th anniversary of its merger with Hosei University, prewar issues of the Journal of Ohara Institute of Social Research were reprinted in 12 volumes. Serial publication by Nihon Keizai Hyouronsha began in May 2000 and ended in January 2001.


•Reprints: Kyōchōkai Historical Documents series

Reissue of important historical materials held in the Kyōchōkai Library. (1) Kyōchōkai Rōdōka-Jyōhōka Hozonban: Nihon shakai rōdō undō shiryo shusei [Conserved items from the Kyōchōkai Labour and Information Sections: Historical documents of Japanese social and labour movements collection], microfilm, 2000. (2) Toshi Nōson Seikatsu Chōsa Shiryō Shūsei [Historical urban and rural living survey documents collection], 12 volumes, 2001. (3) Nihon shakai undō shiryō shūsei daini- ki [Historical documents of Japanese social and labour movements II], microfilm, 2002. (4) Toshi Nōson Seikatsu Chōsa Shiryō Shūsei II [Historical urban and rural living survey documents II], 12 volumes, 2005. (5) Sangyo Fukuri [Industrial Welfare], journal series reprint in 23 volumes with appendix, 2007–2008. (6) Hito to hito [Person and person], journal series reprint in 22 volumes, 2009–2010.


•100 -year history of Japanese labour unions

Published in 1999 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Institute’s foundation and the 50th anniversary of its merger with Hosei University, accompanied by reference materials, this work is basically a chronological account of labour movements and unions. It presents charts showing union splits and mergers, chronological tables for separate issues, important documents from the Institute’s holdings, statistical data for a long period, and other information.


•Nihon rodo undo shiryo shusei
[Collections of historical materials of the Japanese labour movement] A comprehensive catalog of the vast and varied historical materials from 1945 to 2005 held by the Institute and connected with the postwar history of Japanese labour movement: in 13 volumes with appendix, completed May 2007.


•Shake Rodo Daijiten
[Encyclopedia of social and labour issues] Covers social and labour issues during the nearly 150 years since Japan entered the modern period. Published in 2011.