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By Harold Conrad, Viktoria Heindorf, Franz Waldenberger

In recent times, Japan and Germany were dealing with very comparable demanding situations, specifically getting older populations, altering employment buildings, and globalization. either international locations are in a few respects extra socially and politically regulated and during this feel extra liberal than the Anglo-American economies. This publication is an edited selection of papers exploring the demographic demanding situations for human source administration and labour industry regulations in Germany and Japan. the amount will pay attention to the kind of difficulties getting older poses for human source administration practices and labour industry rules, and the way public and corporate regulations in either nations care for those demanding situations.

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