Think tank

Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour

ISL

Kanagawa, Japan

ISL focuses on ways and means of improving work and workplaces based on multidisciplinary studies encompassing medicine, psy-chology, ergonomics, engineering, economics, and sociology. The overall aim of the institute is to identify scientific and practical solutions to actual problems in the work, working conditions, and working life of people in various economic sectors. A range of field studies are planned and carried out in a large variety of industries, service sectors, and farming. ISL's current research topics include the analysis of job characteristics, better work and equipment designs, ergonomic workplace arrangements, safe work practices, assessment of work environment, prevention of occupational diseases and work-related disorders, work organization, equality in employment, and problems facing workers with increasingly diverse lifestyles. ISL undertakes over 100 research contracts each year at the request of government agencies, private enterprises, trade unions, and research and training organizations. The institute publishes two periodicals and a large number of monographs.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.isl.or.jp

Address:
J. F. Oberlin University 1F 3-23-1 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0073, JAPAN

Country:
Japan

Sub-region:
Eastern Asia

Areas of focus

Topics of research
Geographics of focus
Japan
Operating languages
English , Japanese

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1921
Age (years)
Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour
100 
Japan average
 37
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Mr. Magosaburo Ohara
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Tsuneo Sakamoto (Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Tsuneo Sakamoto (Director)
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Mr. Jun Hamano
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2020
Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour
 17
Japan average
 40
Global average
 30
2019
Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour
 50
% Female staff
2019
Ohara Memorial Institute for Science of Labour
 8%
Japan average
 15%
Global average
 43%

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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