Japan


21-November-2014

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Job Creation and Local Economic Development in Japan

This publication highlights new evidence on policies to support job creation, bringing together the latest research on labour market, entrepreneurship and local economic development policy to help governments support job creation in the recovery. It also includes a set of country pages featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of smaller OECD regions (TL3).

3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Japan

Japan’s unemployment rate in the second quarter of 2014 was 3.6%, just below its pre-crisis level of 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2007 and one of the lowest among OECD countries.

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31-March-2014

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Japan: Closing the gender gap can boost the economy

Reconciling work and family commitments is a challenge in every country, but particularly for Japanese men and women. Much more so than in most other OECD countries, men and women have to choose between babies and bosses: men choose bosses, women less so, but on the whole there are very few babies and there is too little female employment. These shortcomings are increasingly coming to the fore and will have to be addressed.

12-November-2013

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Skills Survey: Country specific-material

Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

11-July-2012

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Briefing note for the OECD Employment Outlook 2012: Japan

The labour market recovery in Japan began strongly but has weakened since.

24-February-2012

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Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2012: Country Notes

Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.

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5-December-2011

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Intellectual Assets and Innovation: The SME Dimension

This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.

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13-September-2011

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Japan: Education reform

While Japan has achieved outstanding scores on the PISA exams, further improving educational outcomes is important to sustain growth in the face of rapid population ageing.

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13-September-2011

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Japan: Labour market reforms to improve growth and equity

Traditional Japanese labour market practices, which benefited both workers and firms during the high-growth era, are no longer appropriate in the context of slow economic growth and rapid population ageing.

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20-December-2010

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Japan should enrol non-regulars in social insurances, ease access to welfare, extend activation measures, says OECD

Japan has high employment rates for men and older workers and relatively low unemployment. Benefit entitlements for the unemployed are limited, but other labour market policies - including an emphasis on placement services - help to prevent unemployment ...

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