With Japan assuming the presidency of the G20 in 2019, we are beginning discussions with Japan’s leaders on important initiatives to strengthen the world economy.
I am delighted to be here today to address the Third Patient Safety Global Ministerial Summit. Let me begin by congratulating the Government of Japan and in particular Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Mr. Katsunobu Kato, for hosting this very important conference and for placing patient safety high on the global agenda.
Where better to discuss this challenge than Japan, which made this a priority under its G7 Presidency, with the Ise-Shima Principles for Promoting Quality Infrastructure Investment.
It is a pleasure to be with you today at what is now a regular and highly valued dialogue between the OECD and the Japanese business community.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Tokyo on an official visit from 11 to 13 April 2018. He held bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Abe as well as with several Ministers and high level Japanese officials.
The OECD/Korea Policy Centre fosters the exchange of technical information and policy experiences relating to the Asia Pacific region in areas such as health statistics, pension reforms and social policy and expenditure.
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This note offers a brief analytical summary of the commodity trade situation in the country.
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Key findings for Japan from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2017"
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The tax-to-GDP ratio in Japan increased by 0.4 percentage points from 30.3% in 2014 to 30.7% in 2015.* The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.1 percentage points from 33.9% to 34.0% over the same period. In 2016 the OECD average was 34.3%.
These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.