I am delighted to welcome you to the first International Economic Forum on Asia. Let me begin by thanking our partners: the Government of Japan, and in particular Mr. Nobuo Kishi, State Minister from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia for co-hosting this Forum.
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Between 1999 and 2014, the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Japan dropped by 21% as a result of the retirement of ageing business owners and weak entrepreneurial intentions in the Japanese population.
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Facilitating female employment is particularly important given Japan’s shrinking and ageing population, which has already contributed to labour shortages.
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To improve productivity and help address socio-economic challenges, such as ageing, Japan needs to strengthen its innovation performance.
It is a great pleasure to be back in Tokyo to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of Japan. Let me thank the Japanese Government, in particular the Cabinet Office, for their support in the preparation of this Survey.
Il ressort d’un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE que l’économie japonaise s’accélère et qu’elle crée des emplois. La dernière Étude économique de l'OCDE consacrée au Japon, présentée à Tokyo par le Secrétaire général de l’OCDE, M. Angel Gurría, constate que, depuis quelques années, le taux de croissance par habitant au Japon est comparable à celui des autres pays de l’OCDE, ce qui constitue une nette amélioration.
OECD Secretary-General was in Tokyo on 13-14 April 2017, on an official visit to Japan. During his visit, he presented the OECD Economic Survey of Japan 2017 and held hold bilateral meetings with several High Level Officials.
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Japan had the 24th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Japan faced a tax wedge of 32.4% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
Notice biographique du Représentant permanent du Japon auprès de l'OCDE.