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October 13, 2009

[SSJ: 5923] DIJ Business & Economics Study Group - October 19, 2009

From: Volker Elis
Date: 2009/10/12

DIJ Business & Economics Study Group
(Organizers: Volker Elis and Florian Kohlbacher),

We would like to invite you to our next meeting of the DIJ Business & Economics Study Group of the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ).

It will take place on

Monday, October 19th, 2009, 6.30 PM

at the German Institute for Japanese Studies

Our speaker will be
Alexander Witzke (University of Bonn)

He will offer a presentation on:

“Corporate systems of continued employment and their contribution to an age -free labour market”

Due to demographic trends Japan is increasingly in need of economic participation of the elderly in order to guarantee the financial sustainability of its welfare system as well as the comparative advantage of the national economy. In this regard Japan is comparatively successful in keeping older workers in the labour market. On the other hand criticism about marginal working contents and the quality of employment conditions is gaining ground as non-regular employment among the elderly has increased in recent years. This presentation introduces a research study about systems of continued employment that play an important role in keeping the occupational participation of older workers in Japan on a high level. How are corporate systems of continued employment organised and can they play a role within the long-term challenge of creating an age-free labour market suitable for the demographic conditions of the emerging 21st century?

CV: Alexander Witzke is a PhD candidate at the University of Bonn. As associated visiting researcher of the Graduate School of Economics at Keio University he is currently conducting a field study on systems of continued employment implemented by small and medium Japanese enterprises.

The presentation will be given in English. Our study group is intended as a forum for young scholars and Ph.
D. candidates in the field of Business and Economics Studies. Everybody is welcome to attend, but kindly asked to register by October 18th with Dr. Volker Elis (elis[atx]dijtokyo.org).

Dr. Volker Elis
Senior research fellow
DIJ - German Institute for Japanese Studies, Business & Economics Section
7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, 102-0094 Tokyo
phone: +81-3-3222-5077 (DIJ) -5147 (ext.)
fax: +81-3-3222-5420
web: http://www.dijtokyo.org

Approved by ssjmod at October 13, 2009 02:44 PM