Which Impact of Digitalization on Labor and Work in Japan?
Friday December 16th, 2022 / 12:30-14:00 (JST)
Isamu Yamamoto (Keio Univ.)
The spread of new technologies such as AI and digitalization have a various impact on Japanese labor market. Based on Japanese workers data, I show the evidence how the introduction and utilization of new technologies affect the employment, wages, work hours, tasks, well-being including mental health and job engagement. It is shown that no major negative effects observed so far in Japanese labor market, rather some positive effects on wages, work hours, and well-being can be found. It is also shown that task transformation from routine to non-routine abstract one as well as necessary IT and data analysis skill formation are highly important.
Isamu Yamamoto is Professor of labor economics at the Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University. He serves as Director of the Panel Data Research Center at Keio University. Previously, he was a senior economist at the Bank of Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University.
Moderator: Sébastien LECHEVALIER (FRIJ-MFJ)
Co-organization: CCI France Japon
Support: French Embassy in Japan
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