Reports


  • 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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  • 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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  • 15-avril-2015

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    Etude économique du Japon 2015

    La dette publique brute atteint désormais 226 % du PIB. Le vieillissement rapide de la population exerce une pression constante sur les dépenses publiques et pèse sur la croissance potentielle du Japon, en repli aux alentours de 0.75 %.

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  • 13-April-2015

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    Water Resources Allocation: Japan Country Profile

    Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. Capturing information from 27 OECD countries and key partner economies, the report presents key findings from the OECD Survey of Water Resources Allocation and case studies of successful allocation reform.

  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - Japan

    This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Japan identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 21-January-2015

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    Escaping the Stagnation Trap: Policy Options for the Euro Area and Japan

    The global economy continues to run at low speed and many countries, particularly in Europe, seem unable to overcome the legacies of the crisis. With high unemployment, high inequality and low trust still weighing heavily, it is imperative to swiftly implement reforms that boost demand and employment and raise potential growth.

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  • 19-January-2015

    English

    Back to Work: Japan - Improving the Re-employment Prospects of Displaced Workers

    Job displacement (involuntary job loss due to firm closure or downsizing) affects many workers over the course of their working lives. Displaced workers may face long periods of unemployment and, even when they find new jobs, tend to be paid less and have fewer benefits than in the jobs they held prior to displacement. Helping displaced workers get back into good jobs quickly should be a key goal of labour market policy. This report is the second in a series of reports looking at how this challenge is being tackled in a number of OECD countries. It shows that Japanese employers and the government go to considerable lengths to avoid the displacement of regular workers while also providing considerable income and re-employment support to many of the workers whose jobs cannot be preserved. Challenges for labour market programmes include expanding labour market mobility between regular jobs, improving co-ordination between private and public re-employment assistance for displaced workers, and avoiding that job displacement pushes older workers to the margins of the labour market.

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