› Japan › By Date
Japan's net official development assistance (ODA) was USD 9.3 billion in 2002, making it the world's second largest donor.
English, , 635kb
Government concerns about high electricity prices, the highest in the OECD, have led to reforms of the sector of which the introduction of competition is seen as a key measure.
English, , 601kb
Japan is one of the few countries to have introduced competition in the 1980s, along with the United States and the United Kingdom. Since market liberalisation began in 1985, Japan has introduced many liberalisation measures to encourage fair com...
English, , 634kb
Does the national regulatory system allow foreign and domestic enterprises to take full advantage of competitive global markets? Reducing regulatory barriers to trade and investment enables countries in an expanding global economy to benefit more...
World leaders and water management experts will meet at the Third World Water Forum in Japan from 16-23 March to develop concrete actions to achieve the international water goals of halving the world populations without access to safe drinking water and sanitation.
English, , 365kb
In this report, the country summarizes the main developments in competition law and policy in 2001-2002.
Japan’s SME policies have reached a turning point and have changed into a more pro-competitive policy to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in SMEs. This paper evaluates this policy and new innovation promotion schemes through an examination of plant-level micro data.
NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERIES, which are found in a variety of applications including cordless and cellular phones, power tools, household appliances, hobbies and games, camcorders and computers, CAN BE RECYCLED in a number of countries.
English, , 365kb
In this report, the country summarizes the main developments in competition law and policy in 2000.
Investment in information technologies has by no means been confined to the United States and yet, average European or Japanese growth experience has been quite different.