Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is increasingly recognised worldwide as an efficient waste management policy to help improve recycling and reduce landfilling of products and materials. This Forum took place on 17-19 June 2014, in Tokyo, Japan, to identify key challenges and opportunities for further developing EPR policies.
Le Groupe de travail de l’OCDE sur la corruption a recommandé au Japon, en décembre 2013, de définir un plan d’action pour organiser les ressources de ses forces de polices et de ses parquets afin d’être en mesure de détecter, d’instruire et de poursuivre activement les actes de corruption transnationale auxquels se livrent des entreprises japonaises.
Les Ministres de l'OCDE ont clos aujourd'hui deux jours de discussions visant à bâtir des économies résilientes et des sociétés inclusives. Présidée par le Japon, la Réunion 2014 du Conseil de l’OCDE au niveau des Ministres (RCM) a marqué le lancement ou le renforcement d’un certain nombre de grands projets tels que le Programme régional de l’OCDE pour l’Asie du Sud-Est et les Nouvelles approches face aux défis économiques (NAEC).
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A two-page OECD summary and analysis of the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index results for Japan in Japanese.
The OECD has now grown into an institution of truly global relevance. And Japan, which was the first Asian country to join the organisation, is now a world economic giant. It is a great honour to introduce the Chairman of the 2014 Ministerial Council Meeting, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Secretary-General Gurría, thank you very much for such a gracious introduction. I had the honor of welcoming you to Tokyo last month, and today we have come to meet again in Paris. I am extremely pleased that we were able to reconfirm the deep bonds of friendship between Japan and the OECD.
This publication provides internationally comparable data on tax levels and tax structures for Indonesia and Malaysia. The model is the OECD Revenue Statistics database which is a fundamental reference, backed by a well-established methodology, for OECD member countries. By extending this OECD methodology to Asian countries, Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries enables meaningful cross-country comparisons about tax levels and structures not only between Asian economies, but also between them and their industrialised peers. Future editions will cover additional Asian countries.
This book provides an overview of the key challenges faced by Japan and OECD's main policy recommendations to address them. Drawing on the OECD’s expertise in comparing country experiences and identifying best practices, the book tailors the OECD’s policy advice to the specific and timely priorities of Japan, focusing on how its government can make reform happen.
The average worker in Japan faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 31.6% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Japan was ranked 23 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
Mr. Angel Gurría was in Japan from 6 to 10 April 2014 to commemorate the country’s 50th anniversary of membership of the Organisation. The OECD Secretary-General was received in Audience by Crown Prince Naruhito, and held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Abe, to whom he presented the report “OECD Better Policies Japan - Advancing the Third Arrow for a Resilient Economy and Inclusive Growth”.