Data on Japan

A wide range of indicators on agriculture, development, economy, education, energy, environment, finance, government, health, innovation and technology, jobs and society.


Economic Survey of Japan 2015

Gross government debt has risen to 226% of GDP. Rapid population ageing is putting continued pressure on public spending, while pushing down Japan’s potential growth rate to around ¾ per cent. Bold reforms are needed to revitalise the economy.


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    OECD Observer: Special Japan's anniversary edition

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of Japan’s membership of the OECD. Japan joined the Organisation on 28 April 1964, marking a significant milestone as the first Asian country to do so.

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    OECD Tokyo Centre

    The OECD Tokyo Centre serves as regional contact in Asia for the full range of OECD activities, from the sales of publications, to inquiries from the media, to liaison with governments, parliaments, business, labour and civil society.

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    Japan: Educating students to think independently

    To help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, the government requires students to study topics from different viewpoints and draw links between what they observe.

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    Japan and the OECD

    This document sets out when Japan joined the OECD, what its permanent delegation does, and the benefits of OECD membership.