15-April-2014

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Global Forum on Environment: Promoting Sustainable Materials Management through Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

The OECD is pleased to announce the upcoming Global Forum on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), co-organised with and hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan as a three-day multi-stakeholder dialogue, with participants from OECD and partner countries, to be held in Tokyo, Japan (17-19 June 2014).

15-April-2014

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Taxing Wages: Country note for Japan

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.

10-April-2014

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Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Japan, 6-10 April 2014

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”.

8-April-2014

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Japan: Advancing the third arrow for a resilient economy and inclusive growth

After two decades of low growth and persistent deflation, Japan is showing signs of renewed economic dynamism. But to regain its primacy as a leading economic powerhouse and raise the well-being of its citizens, Japan needs a structural reform package to narrow the productivity gap with leading OECD countries, notably by increasing the labour participation of women and older citizens.

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7-April-2014

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OECD Tohoku School Address

This learning experience is an important model for other countries recovering from natural disasters as well. It demonstrates how they can best invest in their most precious resource – their young people!

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4-April-2014

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Japan: Half a century of OECD membership

Japan joined the OECD in 1964, the same year it hosted the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. OECD membership signalled Japan’s successful transition into a fully industrialised economy, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida writes on the 50th anniversary of his country’s accession.

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1-April-2014

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PISA problem-solving test: key findings for Japan

Note summarising Japan's results in the PISA 2012 problem solving assessment.

18-March-2014

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Society at a Glance 2014 - Key findings for Japan

This note presents key findings for Japan from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.

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17-December-2013

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Revenue Statistics 2013

Tax revenues continue bouncing back from the low levels reported in almost all countries during 2008 and 2009, at the height of the global economic crisis, according to new OECD data in the annual Revenue Statistics publication. This annual publication presents a unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax revenue data in a common format for all OECD member countries from 1965 onwards.

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26-November-2013

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Pensions at a Glance 2013 - Highlights for Japan

The effective age of labour market exit in Japan is one of the highest in OECD. Retirement-income adequacy may be an issue for future cohorts of retirees...

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