Publications & Documents


  • 10-June-2015

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    Japan Policy Brief: Greater Gender Equality for More Inclusive Growth

    To achieve greater gender equality in employment and more inclusive growth, Japan needs to change the workplace culture and ensure that the tax and social security systems do not reduce work incentives for second earners in households.

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  • 10-June-2015

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    Japan Policy Brief: Better Corporate Practices for Higher Growth

    The Japanese economy has for many years been characterised by a low corporate return on equity. Increasing returns requires better corporate governance that improves investment and the use of corporate resources, including cash holdings.

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  • 10-June-2015

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    Japan Policy Brief: Assuring the Long-Term Health of Japan's Food and Agriculture System

    Japan has the potential to grow its agricultural sector, including by producing high-value products that reflect the country’s growing reputation for sophisticated, healthy, and high-quality food. To assure the long-term health of Japan’s food and agriculture system, it is critical to increase its capacity to respond to market demands.

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  • 1-June-2015

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    Better Life Initiative country note for Japan

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators used for the Better Life initiative and shows what users of the Better Life Index are telling us about their well-being priorities.

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  • 27-May-2015

    English

    Internet Literacy in Japan

    The rise in Internet usage among young people has seen a corresponding increase in international concern regarding their online safety. In line with the Recommendation on the Protection of Children Online, the Japanese government has initiated efforts to develop improved indicators to measure Internet literacy among youth.

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  • 21-May-2015

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  • 12-May-2015

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    Tackling harmful alcohol use: Japan

    Levels of alcohol consumption in Japan are slightly below the OECD average and have slightly decreased in the last 20 years. In 2012, an average of 7.2 litres of pure alcohol per capita was consumed in Japan, compared with an estimate of 9.1 litres in the OECD.

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  • 16-avril-2015

    Français

    La « troisième flèche » de l'Abenomics est essentielle pour revitaliser l'économie du Japon

    L'économie japonaise devrait renouer avec la croissance, mais des réformes structurelles fondamentales sont nécessaires pour favoriser une reprise plus vigoureuse, contribuer à assurer la viabilité des finances publiques à long terme et combler l'écart de niveau de vie par rapport aux pays de tête de l'OCDE, selon la dernière Étude économique de l'OCDE sur le Japon.

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  • 15-April-2015

    English

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Tokyo on 14-15 April 2015

    Mr. Gurría presented the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Japan, held several meetings including with the Prime Minister, took part in the launch event for the Education 2030 project and delivered a keynote speech at the International Symposium on Corporate Governance and Japan’s Growth Strategy.

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  • 15-April-2015

    English

    International Symposium on Corporate Governance and Japan’s Growth Strategy keynote address

    I am honoured to address you today on new growth strategies for developed economies as part of this symposium. Corporate governance is not just a question of ethics, of management or even of profitability – it’s much more important than that. Fundamentally, good corporate governance is critical to unlock investment, growth and jobs in Japan and other advanced economies.

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