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Policy analysis in Japan$
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Yukio Adachi, Sukehiro Hosono, and Jun Iio

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429841

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429841.001.0001

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Job market for public policy programme graduates in Japan

Job market for public policy programme graduates in Japan

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(p.271) Seventeen Job market for public policy programme graduates in Japan
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Policy analysis in Japan
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Satoshi P. Watanabe

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429841.003.0017

From the perspective of demand shortages for policy professionals in the domestic labour markets in Japan, this chapter examines why graduates of public policy programmes, though well-positioned to make potentially significant contributions to the social health and well-being of the nation, often end up with career mismatches, unable to fully maximize the professional knowledge gained through academic training and to build careers that they aspired to when choosing the field of study. The chapter explains historical structural reforms by the Japanese government as well as indigenous and institutional factors unique to Japanese organisations and human resources practices. It points out the importance for Japanese government agencies, nonprofit organisations, and think-tanks, of creating employment systems where the professional knowledge and skills acquired by these graduates are valued over the course of their careers. Potential career prospects beyond Japan’s borders in multilateral and international organisations are also discussed.

Keywords:   policy professionals, labour markets in Japan, public policy programmes, career mismatches, structural reforms in Japan, human resources practices

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