The Other Labour Movement - Community Unions' Role in Japanese Labour Revitalisation
Jan Niggemeier is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) at Freie Universität Berlin since October 2014. His thesis project, under the supervision of Verena Blechinger-Talcott, traces revitalisation processes of organised labour in Japan.
Holding a B.A. in East Asian Politics and Economics from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, Jan completed a M.Sc. in Asian Studies at Lunds Universitet, Sweden and furthermore received a M.A. in Japanese Language at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany and Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. In the course of his Master’s research, Jan explored participants’ diversification within Japanese antinuclear activism since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. His further research interests include environmental policy and the institutionalisation of Green politics in East Asia.
Mobility Phase: Field Research as a Guest Researcher at the Institute of Comparative Culture (ICC), Sophia University February - October 2016