10-December-2009

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Health-care reform in Japan: controlling costs, improving quality and ensuring equity

Japan’s health-care system has provided universal access to care and contributed to the outstanding health status of the Japanese. Public spending has been kept below the OECD average through high co-payment rates and reductions in medical fees.

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10-December-2009

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Improving the policy framework in Japan to address climate change

Japan, a relatively energy-efficient country, has been active in combating climate change. Under the Kyoto Protocol, Japan is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 6% relative to 1990 over the period 2008-12.

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10-December-2009

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Financial stability: overcoming the crisis and improving the efficiency of the banking sector in Japan

Japanese banks largely avoided the direct impact from the global financial crisis thanks to their limited exposure to foreign toxic assets, the regulatory framework in Japan and the small role of securitisation.

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1-December-2009

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Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA)

The rapidly developing Southeast Asia region is confronted with significant labour market challenges. This initiative aims to address the issues of employment and skills, especially through an interaction platform for members.

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19-November-2009

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Innovation: the path to stronger, smarter and greener growth

The OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, explained that innovation will be one of the keys to accelerating recovery and putting firms and countries back on a path to sustainable, smarter and greener growth.

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18-November-2009

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Japan - Key economic projections

Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance

18-November-2009

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Supporting Japan policy objectives: the OECD Contribution

Japan is one of the countries hardest-hit by the crisis. We now see signs of a recovery in Japan, thanks to large-scale fiscal stimulus and accommodative measures by the Bank of Japan. But the great challenge today is to move from a policy-based recovery to self-sustained growth.

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30-September-2009

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Economic Survey of Japan 2009: Improving the policy framework in Japan to address climate change

To achieve its targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective manner, Japan should create a mandatory and comprehensive emission trading system, supplemented if necessary, by carbon taxes.

30-September-2009

English

Economic Survey of Japan 2009: The fiscal policy response to the crisis and achieving fiscal sustainability

Japan needs a credible fiscal consolidation plan, including spending cuts and tax increases, to maintain confidence in its fiscal sustainability as gross public debt nears 200% of GDP in 2010.

8-September-2009

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Education at a Glance 2009 - Summary of key findings: Japan

This 2009 edition of Education at a Glance includes first results from TALIS, a survey on teacher practices, new analysis of the social benefits of education, new information on long-term unemployment and involuntary part-time work among young adults, and new data on the benefits of education.

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