International Handbook on Diversity Management at Work

International Handbook on Diversity Management at Work

Second Edition Country Perspectives on Diversity and Equal Treatment

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Edited by Alain Klarsfeld, Lize A.E. Booysen, Eddy Ng, Ian Roper and Ahu Tatli

The second edition of this important reference work provides important updates and new perspectives on the cases constituting the first edition, as well as including contributions from a number of new countries: Australia, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria and Russia. Countries that have been updated and expanded are Austria, Canada, France, India, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

Chapter 8: Japan: progress towards diversity and equality in employment

Vera Mackie, Kaori Okano and Kirsti Rawstron

Subjects: business and management, diversity and management, gender and management, human resource management


The dominant discourse . . . in earlier decades portrayed Japan as a uniquely homogeneous, classless society. In recent times we have witnessed a paradigmatic shift in which social disparities and cultural divisions are now emphasized . . . (Sugimoto, 2010: x)

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