University of Tsukuba Pre-Strategic Initiatives Empirical Social Science Research Center
for Policy Solutions to Disparities and Inequalities


13th DDPI seminar ‘Employment reform and social inequality: the rut of industrial citizenship’

The DDPI project will continue to organise the seminar series intermittently in 2022, while focusing on policy solutions to disparities and inequalities and the potential of digital technology for this purpose (digital democracy).

The 13th seminar invited Professor Jun Imai, Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Integrated Human Sciences, Sophia University, to talk about the inequalities surrounding contemporary Japan, how they have affected the expansion of non-regular employment, the subsequent re-regulation of the labour market and the formation of limited regular employees, and industrial citizenship and company-specific citizenship He spoke on the basis of the concept of