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WAKISAKA, Akira Professor

Labour Economics. Women's Labour. Work-Life Balance Policy


Doctor of Economics, Kyoto University (May 1999)
Doctor Course, Graduate of Economics, Kyoto University (April 1979- March 1982)
M.A. Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University (March 1979)
B. A. Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University (March 1977)

[Employment History]
Dean of Faculty of Economics,Gakushuin University (April 2011-March 2013)
Invited Professor of Columbo University, Sri Lanka 2014
Visiting Researcher of LEST, Aix-en-Provence,France 2013
Senior Fellow of St Antony, Oxford University,UK 2004
Professor of Economics, Gakushuin University (April 1999-Present)
Assistant, Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor of Economics, Okayama University (April 1982-March 1999)



Research Fields

Labour Economics, Economics of Personnel Management


(In Japanese)
Akira Wakisaka (1993) Women career formaton with a viewpoint of types of work shopfloor.
Ochanomizu, Tokyo,Japan (Enlarged edition in 1998)
Akira Wakisaka and Yasunobu Tomita, ed. (2001a), Work Modes for Female University Graduates ? When Women Continue Working, When Women Leave Their Jobs. The Japan Institute of Labor.
Akira Wakisaka (2002a), “Structural Changes and Employment System in Japan toward the 21st Century ? From a Viewpoint of Women Workers” Japan Journal of Human Resource Management , Vol. 4, No. 1.
Akira Wakisaka (2002b), “Issue of Temporary Replacements for Employees on Childcare Leave.” Society for the Study of Social Policy Review, Vol. 8
Akira Wakisaka(2002c) Work-sharing in Japan. PHP, Tokyo, Japan.
Akira Wakisaka and Denki Rengo Research & Information Center , ed. (2002d), Working Women in the 21st Century ? Can Today’s Labor Unions Respond to Working Women. Daiichi Shorin, Tokyo.
Mitani, Naoki and Akira Wakisaka eds.(2002d), Economic Analysis of Micro Business. Tokyo University Press, Tokyo
Akira Wakisaka (2003a), “ Utilizing Childcare Leave Scheme in the Workplace ? Current Conditions and the Future Issues”, The Journal of the Japan Institute of Labour.
Akira Wakisaka (2003b) “An effect of family-friendly policy on workplace in Japan”,Social Policy of problem of Child-rearing., Association of Social Policy.
Akira Wakisaka (2011), Introduction to Labor Economics─Towards New Work-style. Nippon Hyoron Co.,Tokyo.

(In English)
Akira Wakisaka (1997),“Women at work” in M. Sako and H. Sato eds., Japanese Labour and
Management in Transition -- diversity, flexibility and participation. London and NY; Routledge
Akira Wakisaka(1998),“Why is the part-time rate higher in Japan than in South Korea”(with Haesun Bae) in Jacqueline O'Reilly and Colette Fagan eds., Part-time Prospects-- an international comparison of part-time work in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim(252-264) London and NY;Routledge
Akira Wakisaka(2002),“Work-sharing in Japan”, Japan Labor Bulletin Vol.41, No.6(7-13)
Akira Wakisaka(2006),“Japan’s Growing Shadow Workforce, (with Cynthia Ozeki) in Sandra E. Gleason ed., The Shadow Workforce ? Perpectives on Contigent Work in the United States, Japan, and Europe(203-239) Kalamazoo, Michigan: W.E.Up john Insititute for Employment Research
Akira Wakisaka (2007) “Implementation and Status of Work-Life Balance Viewed from Matching Data”, Japan Labor Review, Vol. 4, No. 4(7-35), Autumn 2007.
Akira Wakisaka(2013),“Changes in Human Resource Management of Women after the 1985 Equal Employment Opportunity Act”, Japan Labor Review, Vol.10, No.2 (57-81)

Professional Affiliations

Member of Japanese EconomAssociation,Japan Society of Human Resource Management,Career Desigh Institue-Japan(President),Society of the Study of Social Policy
Member of Special working team on effect and monitor of Gender Equality Policy, Cabinet Office
Head of Kanagawa Council on Vocational Training
Member of Tokyo Metropolitan Council on Gender Equalty
Member of Shinjuku-Tokyo Council on Gender Equalty
Member of Meguroku-Tokyo Council on Gender Equalty


Through publications like The Nikkei, I hope you will become interested in the daily changes in society and the economy, assessing what is changing and what is not.

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