The Context of Employment Discrimination in Japan

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Allen Madison

University of South Dakota Law School

Date Written: 1997


This article compares employment practices and laws regarding discrimination in Japan to those in the United States. Then it compares the cultural contexts in which discrimination and related regulation exist in each country. The article concludes that the Japanese laws are effective in the context of Japanese culture and that they are more likely to change Japanese attitudes about age, race, and gender in making hiring and promotion decisions than laws in the United States.

Keywords: employment discrimination, Japan

Suggested Citation

Madison, Allen, The Context of Employment Discrimination in Japan (1997). University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 2, p. 187, 1997. Available at SSRN:

Allen Madison (Contact Author)

University of South Dakota Law School ( email )

414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
United States


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