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.
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Key findings for Japan from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2017"
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.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.
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Japan enjoys the highest life expectancy at birth among OECD member countries and continues to make progress in improving health outcomes. Healthy lifestyles, good access to healthcare and a generally high quality of care have contributed to such favourable health outcomes, all achieved with a level of health spending not much higher than the OECD average.
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Selected findings for Japan from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"