OUCHI shinya

I was born in 1963. I hold a LL.B from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law and a LL.M and Ph.D from the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics.
Between 1996 and 2001, I was an associate professor and since 2001 I have been a professor at the Kobe University Graduate School of Law.

Contact souchi@kobe-u.ac.jp

Fields of interest

Labor Law, Employment Policy
Recently in particular, the impacts of digitalisation,
robotics and artificial intelligence on the labor market

Publications

Articles(English)

1997 "Restructuring of enterprises and protection of working conditions of middle-aged and elderly employees in Japan", in Kobe University Law Review No.30, p.29-38.
2000 "Telework in Japan", Japan Labor Bulletin, Vol.39, No.8, p.7-12
http://www.jil.go.jp/bulletin/year/2000/vol39-08/05.htm
2000 "The role of Japanese Labour Law in job creation policies" in Biagi, "Job creation and Labour Law: from protection towards pro-action" Kluwer, 2000, p.217-231 (with Hideyuki Morito)
2002 "Change in Japanese Employment Security: Reflecting on the Leagl Points, Japan Labor Bulletin, Vol.41, No.1, p.7-11
http://www.jil.go.jp/bulletin/year/2002/vol41-01/05.htm
2003 "The Actual Legal Problems on Labor Contract in Japanese Labor Law - Impact of "Individualization" of Working Conditions, in Kobe University Law Review No.30, p.1-18.
2003 "Labour Contracts in Japanese Labour Law" in JIL International Workshop FY2002 Current Legal Regulations of Labour Contracts in the Europe and the U.S., p.2-20.
2003 "Legal Problems Surrounding the Practice of Farming Out: The Nippon Steel Corporation Case", Japan Labor Bulletin, Vol.42, No.7, p.6-9
http://www.jil.go.jp/english/archives/bulletin/documents/200307.pdf
2003 "Collective Labour Agreements and Individual Contracts of Employment in Japanese Labour Law", in Michal Sewerynski(Ed.), Collective Agreements and Individual Contracts of Employment, Kluwer, 2003, p.157-166.
2004 "Labour Law in Motion: Diversification of the Labour Force & Terms and Conditions of Employment, Kluwer, Edited by Roger Blanpain, Takashi Araki and Shinya Ouchi
2007 "Decentralizing Industrial Relations and the Role of Labor Unions and Employee Representatives, Kluwer, Roger Blanpain (Editor), Shinya Ouchi and Takashi Araki (Guest Editor)
2007 "Representation of Employees in Collective Bargaining within Companies in Japan" in "Japanese Reports for the XVIIth International Congress of Comparative Law (Utrecht, 16-22 July 2006)" ICCLP Publications No.10 p.147-160
2017 "Dismissal regulation in Japan, in Evoluzione della disciplina del licenziamento -Giappone ed Europa a confronto: The Evolution of dismissal regulation - A comparison between Japan and Europe, a cura di Maria Teresa Carinci, Giuffrè 
2018 "New Technology and Labor Law: Why Should Labor Policy Address Issues of Independent Contractors in Japan, in Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, VOLUME 39, ISSUE 3 - Spring 2018.
2018 Tatsuo Hatta - Shinya Ouchi ed. "Severance Payment and Labor Mobility- A comparative Study of Taiwan and Japan" in Springer
2018 " Relations between collective agreements of different levels in Japan, in Variazioni su Temi di Diritto del Lavoro, 4 Fascicolo-2018
2020 "Labor ADR in Japan", in "Alternative Labour Dispute Resolutions- A collection of Comparative Studies," a cura di Mario Pio Fuiano and Antonello Olivieri in Cacucci Editore

Articles(Italian)

1993 "La rappresentanza dei lavoratori a livello d'impresa in Giappone: relazioni industriali "interne" e diritto del lavoro",in Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali, n.2/III-1993,
ora in "Il diritto dei disoccupati: Studi in onore di Koichiro Yamaguchi", a cura di Marco Biagi e Yasuo Suwa, Giuffrè, 1996, p.523-545.
1999 "Peggioramento delle condizioni lavorative: spunti di riflessione dalla giurisprudenza giapponese", in Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali, n.4/Ⅸ-1999, p.499-505
2003 "Il contratto di lavoro in Giappone", in Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali, n.1/ⅩⅢ-2003, p.134-149
2005 "Il trattamento dei lavoratori in relazione all'età nell'ordinamento giapponese, in Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali, N.4/XV-2005, p.997-1009
2019 "Il modello giapponese tra ispirazioni straniere e sindacalismo aziendale" Baylos Grau e Zoppoli (a cura di ) ,"La libertà sindacale nel mondo: nuovi profili e vecchi problemi in memoria di Giulio Regeni, "Editoriale Scientifica, p.363-379
2020 " Lo Statuto dei lavoratori e il diritto del lavoro giapponese, in in Laoro Diritti Europa, No.2/2020