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In 2011, Japan’s net ODA amounted to USD 10.6 billion. This was a fall of nearly 11% in real terms from 2010 (although 2010 levels were 12% higher than the previous year). This fall was largely due to the decline in government loans. Japan’s ODA has been suffering from an extended period of stagnation, fluctuating around the USD 10 billion mark between 2006 and 2011.
The OECD/Korea Policy Centre fosters the exchange of technical information and policy experiences relating to the Asia Pacific region in areas such as health statistics, pension reforms and social policy and expenditure.
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This second edition of Health at a Glance Asia/Pacific presents a set of key indicators of health status, the determinants of health, health care resources and utilisation, health care expenditure and financing and health care quality across 27 Asia/Pacific countries and economies.
On the occasion of his official visit to Tokyo, Angel Gurría will participate in a number of high-level international meetings, including as keynote speaker for the International Institute of Finance 30th Anniversary.
Regulatory Reform in Japan was among the first in a series of in-depth reviews on regulatory reform. Since 1999, when the review was published, Japan introduced a number of measures to enhance regulatory quality and promote regulatory reform, competition policy and market openness.
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ECEC is a topic of increased policy interest in Japan where improving quality in the ECEC sector is a subject of growing importance. The OECD has identified five effective policy levers to encourage quality in the sector.
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Education at a Glance 2012: Country Notes - Japan
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Although the salaries of experienced teachers in Japan are high relative to other OECD countries, their starting salaries are lower and working hours are longer. Moreover, different from the trend across OECD countries, teachers’ salaries have been declining since 2000 in real terms.
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The labour market recovery in Japan began strongly but has weakened since.