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The Institute for Sceince of Labour

The Institute is an independent non-profit-making research body under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. About 700 support members including many private enterprises and relevant organizations contribute to the institute's budget. The rest of the income comes from research contracts and publications. >>More

Outline of ISL


The Institute for Science of Labour was founded in 1921 in Kurashiki, about 700 km west of Tokyo, by Mr. Ohara, >>more

Research Activities

The Institute is characterized by the multidisciplinary nature of its research work and its close relation with industry. >>more

Training Activities

The Institute regularly holds seminars and short courses for managerial staff, worker representatives....>>more

International Cooperation

International research collaboration is developing in the form of fellowship training and joint research. >>more

News: Dr. Kazutaka Kogi elected ICOH president 2009-2011

Dr. Kazutaka Kogi, Research Adviser of the Institute for Science of Labour in Kawasaki and currently President of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), has been active in occupational health and ergonomics at international level. >>more

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