Case studies include: motor vehicle sector in Japan, Poland, South Africa and Australia; health services in the USA and Mexico, Japan, Philippines and Thailand; international IT sourcing in the United States, India and Europe plus IBM and Infosys.
Studies include: textile and clothing sectors in Bangladesh, Colombia, Lesotho, Mauritius, USA, Australia and the Slovak Republic; the steel industry in Europe and the US; and shipbuilding in the EU, Japan and Australia.
Japan: Links and publications relating to conflict prevention and peace-building
3-minute video explaining what the OECD/PISA programme is and progress made from 2000 to 2004. Available in English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.
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In this report, the country summarizes the main developments in competition law and policy in 2003.
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Background report on the Review of Japan's national tourism Policy.
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Japan’s higher education system is unique compared to those in most of the other OECD countries in the sense that it comprises both public and private sectors. The public sector consists of the National Universities, which are established by the national government, and Local Public Universities, which are established by prefectures and other local governments. While the private institutions enroll by far the majority of students,
Since 1999, the Japanese government has introduced a number of measures to enhance regulatory quality and to promote regulatory reform, competition policy and market openness.
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This report is part of the monitoring of developments since the 1999 OECD Report on Regulatory Reform in Japan ("1999 Report"), with particular attention to the implementation of its recommendations.
Regulatory reform is at the heart of Japan’s strategy for economic recovery and long-term growth.