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Yasuhisa Abe Last modified date:2017.09.15

Associate Professor / Department of Social Studies
Department of Social Studies
Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies


Graduate School
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092-802-5630
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092-802-5630
Academic Degree
Ph.D.(Geography)
Field of Specialization
 State-owned Enterprise Reform,Social Security and Migration in China,  Chinese Immigrants in Modern Japan,
Research
Research Interests
  • 1) Indutrial Location in China
    2) Social Security and Migration in China
    3) Chinese Immigrants in Modern Japan
    keyword : Industrial location, transnational enterprise,Automobile industry, Migration
    2002.04.
Academic Activities
Reports
1. Hejing Duanmu, Yasuhisa Abe, Rethinking Embeddedness: Case Study of the Apparel Industry, Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
, Long abstract of the 12th Japan-Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography, pp.189-191., 2017.08.
2. Yaodan Zhang, Yasuhisa Abe, The motivations, preferences, and residence purchasing patterns of Chinese middle class members in Japanese cities., Long abstract of the 12th Japan-Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography, pp.406-408., 2017.08.
3. Yasuhisa Abe, Yang Yan, The regional background of Business Startups by Unemployed People in Fushun, China, Long abstract of the 12th Japan-Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography, pp.222-223., 2017.08.
4. Yang Yan, Yasuhisa Abe, The Inter-Provincial Movement of White-Collar Workers to the Pearl River Delta Area in China and their Intention to Continue Working There, Proceedings of the 11th Japan-Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography, pp.18-20, pp.47-49., 2016.09.
5. ABE Yasuhisa, XU Yawen, Employment Status of Overseas Students who have Gone Back to their Countries from Japan and their Evaluation of Studying in Japan —A Case Study of Chinese Graduate Students-, Proceedings of the 5th Japan-Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography, pp.18-20, 2010.11.
Papers
1. The Characteristics of Residential Patterns and Constraints of Population Movements among Urban White-collar Workers: A Study on Workers of Private Enterprises in Hangzhou, China

ABE Yasuhisa and HUA Xia

Keywords:residential and working places, white-collar workers, gender, birthplace, Hangzhou City

In this study, we targeted white-collar workers employed in private enterprises in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, and examined the characteristics of their residential patterns and population movements, with a focus on attributes such as birthplace and gender and whether they lived together with their parents. We conducted a questionnaire survey and follow up interviews based on it. Company offices were selected for the survey, and needed to satisfy 3 criteria: 1) They were located in central Hanzhou: 2) They were private companies: 3) They were head offices of the companies and the ratio of management positions in the companies was high. We distributed the questionnaire form to these head offices and conducted interviews with five human resources personnel who served as the liaison for this survey in each company. Results of the survey were as follows.
Concerning the academic background of the survey respondents, 87.2% graduated from specialized colleges or above standard. This is a high rate considering China’s college enrollment rate was 23% in 2007. Concerning commuting distance and time, women tended to travel for shorter distances and time than men overall. One reason was that, a high percentage of men used their own cars to commute. Also, for women, it can be considered that they had to choose workplaces near their residences when finding employment. Moreover, there were those who chose areas close to their workplace when moving.
Another survey question asked respondents who had moved their reasons for doing so. As for the birthplace of the survey respondents, most male and female respondents were born in Hangzhou. The results revealed that few respondents had left the city for college or employment. Also notable was the living pattern in which parents lived with the respondent or close to them. Among the results was the finding that relatively fewer men than women were born in regions other than Hangzhou. In contemporary Chinese cities, men tend to bear a heavy economic burden after marriage, as a result of purchasing a home and automobile, for example. This was also the case in Hangzhou. According to interviews, the reason that fewer men than women had moved from other regions was that when single men were employed in Hangzhou, they often returned to their birthplace when they became marriage-minded. In contrast, because the economic load as described above for women is light when they marry, they remain in the same city. There are many cases of women continuing to live and work in Hangzhou after marrying a Hanzhou man.
Also, while it was assumed that the survey respondents had positions that allowed them to earn relatively high incomes in their companies, because housing expenses took up a large part of household expenditure, regardless of whether or not the respondent was born in Hangzhou, many of them lived with their parents even after marriage. The living pattern that many of them desired was “living close to their parents.” However, in actuality, nearly half of the respondents said that they had no choice but to live with their parents..
2. The Slowdown of ICT Service Business Expansion in Yanji City, China
: Focus on Korean Enterprises

Keywords: Employment Conditions, ICT Service Businesses, Korean Residents, Yanji City

We investigated the slowdown of ICT service business expansion in the city of Yanji, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, China, focusing on the employment conditions of workers. The results of our study revealed that within Yanji, the ICT service industry is composed primarily of both domestic and Korean companies. The Entrance of Korean companies into Yanji began noticeably around 2006. Initially, the major factors of this entry were the abundance of ethnic Korean residents who could understand the Korean language, and furthermore, the low wage levels. However, since 2008, due to the financial crises such as the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, and, in addition, due to a significant rise in the wage levels, a deterioration in the business conditions of some companies that entered into Yanji could be seen. Meanwhile, while the wage levels were increasing, compared with past levels, our study revealed that they were still low compared with wages offered in other regions of China and abroad. We observe that the reason for this condition is that few jobs being offered by ICT service companies in Yanji require a high level of education and skills. Therefore there were scant job offers where a high wage can be expected because of the classification of the position itself and job demands..
3. ‘The Shanghai Dream’ and the Reality:The Motivations of Migration and the Possibilities for Career Enhancement of Japanese Youth Workers in Shanghai

Key words: carrers abroad, locally-hired employee, Japanese, human capital, Shanghai.
4. Informatization of University Students’ Job Search in Jinan City, Shandong Province, China, and
Constraints on Extra-Provincial Employment

The purpose of this paper is to examine changes in how university students seek jobs and employment conditions outside the
province as informatization advances, using Jinan City in Shandong Province, China, as a case study. One change found by the study in
the university students’ job-seeking behavior was the large number of students now using an online system introduced by the provincial
government. The system supports job seekers by providing job search information. On the other hand, conventional methods, such as
company information sessions held on campus, were still used by many students as a method of finding jobs. Meanwhile, there were
few students who placed much weight on other job-seeking methods besides the provincial jobs information system, such as commercial
employment websites and social networking services (SNS). The survey conducted by this study revealed that job searches tended to
be confined to within the boundaries of the province. An issue is that although many job-seekers were native residents of the province,
because many of them also sought the option of seeking jobs outside the province, the jobs information system only listed jobs offered
within the province. Despite this constraint, however, there were many job-seekers using this system. This finding indicates that they
placed a premium on the large number of job vacancies listed on the system, the system’s detailed information, and its reliability. .
5. Development and Background of University-Affiliated Enterprise in China:
A Case Study of Neusoft Group in Shengyang City, Liaoning Province.
6. Localization and Product Feature Differentiation for Japanese Electronics and Electric Parts Manufacturer
- Case Study of Company A in Shanghai-

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7. How have Customer Service Centers for Japan in Foreign Cities Changed their Business?
- A Case Study of Dalian City, China-.
8. Change in Ordering System and Locations of Suppliers in the Chinese Automobile Industry: Case Study of Geely Automobile.
9. Changes in Locational Environment of Japanese Machinery and Instrument Industry in China ―A Case Study of Dalian Economic and Technological Development Area―.
10. ABE Yasuhisa, ZHENG Nan, Why do the unemployed remain in an Area of China with Disadvantaged Employment Opportunity?:A Case Study of Fushun City, the Northeast China, 地理科学学会編『地理科学』, 64巻1号,22-37., 2009.01.
11. Studies about the Human-Land Relationship in Chinese Geographical Society.
12. The Change in Operational Strategy and Regional Differentiation in a State-Owned Corporation :A Case Study of the Liaoning Special Steel Corporation.
13. ABE Yasuhisa, Regional Differentiation on the Policy for Chinese Laborers in Modern Japanese Colonies :A Case Study of Taiwan, 地理科学学会編『地理科学』, 61巻1号,22-39頁, 2006.01.
Presentations
1. Yasuhisa Abe, Yang Yan, The regional background of Business Startups by Unemployed People in Fushun, China
, The 12th Japan -Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography (第12回日韓中地理学会議), 2017.08.24.
2. Hejing Duanmu, Yasuhisa Abe, Rethinking Embeddedness: Case Study of the Apparel Industry, Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
, The 12th Japan -Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography (第12回日韓中地理学会議), 2017.08.24.
3. Yaodan Zhang, Yasuhisa Abe, The motivations, preferences, and residence purchasing patterns of Chinese middle class members in Japanese cities, The 12th Japan -Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography (第12回日韓中地理学会議), 2017.08.25.
4. Yasuhisa Abe, Ning Gao, The regional expanding mechanism and chain control of Company A:Case study on a Chinese shoe chain in Shandong province, The 10th International Convention of Asia Scholars, 2017.07.20.
5. Yasuhisa Abe, Ning Gao, Expansion of sales routes and characteristics of management of distributors in Chinese corporations – Case study on Company A, a shoes chain store, The 11th Japan -Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography (第11回日韓中地理学会議), 2016.09.13.
6. Yang Yan, Yasuhisa Abe, The Inter-Provincial Movement of White-Collar Workers to the Pearl River Delta Area in China and their Intention to Continue Working There, The 11th Japan -Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography (第11回日韓中地理学会議), 2016.09.12.
7. Yasuhisa Abe, Xia Hua, The Characteristics of Residential Patterns and Population Movements among Urban White-collar Workers: A Study on Workers of Private Enterprises in Hangzhou, China , The 33rd International Geographical Congress held in Beijing, China, 2016.09.22.
8. Yasuhisa Abe, Xia Hua, Selection of Residential and Working Places among Urban Career Workers: A Study on Workers of Private Enterprises in Hangzhou, China, The 10th Japan -Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography (第10回日韓中地理学会議), 2015.10.10.
9. Yasuhisa Abe, Jing Hongmei, Localization and Product Feature Differentiation for Japanese Electronics and Electric Parts Manufacturer
- A Case Study of Company A in Shanghai-

, The 9th Japan -Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography (第9回日韓中地理学会議), 2014.07.07.
10. Yasuhisa Abe, SUN Yan, The Employment Situation for Chinese Foreign Students in Local Cities and Their Will to Continue Working
-A Case Study of Fukuoka Prefecture-
, The 8th Japan -Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography (第8回日韓中地理学会議), 2013.08.01.