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  • 11-May-2017

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    OECD appoints Masamichi Kono as Deputy Secretary-General

    The OECD has appointed Masamichi Kono as a Deputy Secretary-General. He will replace Rintaro Tamaki, who will be stepping down after six fruitful years in the post.

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  • 11-May-2017

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    A Decade of Social Protection Development in Selected Asian Countries

    Over the past ten years economic growth in Asia has contributed to a reduction of poverty as well as fertility rates, and greater prosperity has contributed to gains in life expectancy. However, at present many workers still work in informal employment, frequently for long hours at little pay and without social protection coverage. A growing demand for social support, extending the coverage of social protection benefits and improving the job quality of workers will be among Asia’s major challenges in future. This report considers these challenges, providing policy examples from countries to illustrate good practice, including Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore and Viet Nam.

  • 14-April-2017

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    Japan Policy Brief: Strengthening innovation for productivity and greater wellbeing

    To improve productivity and help address socio-economic challenges, such as ageing, Japan needs to strengthen its innovation performance.

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  • 14-April-2017

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    Japan Policy Brief: Improving the performance of Japan's SME sector

    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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  • 14-April-2017

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    Japan Policy Brief: Improving the labour market outcomes of women

    Facilitating female employment is particularly important given Japan’s shrinking and ageing population, which has already contributed to labour shortages.

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  • 13-avril-2017

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    Japon : stimuler l’emploi et la productivité pour promouvoir la croissance inclusive et faire face aux défis démographiques

    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.

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  • 11-April-2017

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Tokyo on 13-14 April 2017

    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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  • 21-février-2017

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    Japon : Ambassadeur, Représentant permanent auprès de l'OCDE

    Notice biographique du Représentant permanent du Japon auprès de l'OCDE.

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  • 6-December-2016

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    PISA 2015 country note for Japan

    This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in Japan.

  • 30-November-2016

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    Revenue Statistics 2016: Country highlights

    This annual publication presents detailed country notes and internationally comparable tax data for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.

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