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Between 1999 and 2014, the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Japan dropped by 21% as a result of the retirement of ageing business owners and weak entrepreneurial intentions in the Japanese population.
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Facilitating female employment is particularly important given Japan’s shrinking and ageing population, which has already contributed to labour shortages.
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To improve productivity and help address socio-economic challenges, such as ageing, Japan needs to strengthen its innovation performance.
The Japanese economy has gained momentum and is creating jobs, according to a new OECD report. The latest OECD Economic Survey of Japan, presented in Tokyo by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, says that per capita growth rates in recent years have matched those across the OECD – a major improvement. The Survey underlines the key role Abenomics has played in the economic revival.
OECD Secretary-General was in Tokyo on 13-14 April 2017, on an official visit to Japan. During his visit, he presented the OECD Economic Survey of Japan 2017 and held hold bilateral meetings with several High Level Officials.
Biographical note of Japan's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
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This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in Japan.
This annual publication presents detailed country notes and internationally comparable tax data for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.
This publication provides detailed country notes on Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) and excise duty rates in OECD member countries.
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The labour market in Japan weathered the global financial and economic crisis relatively well. At 68% in May 2016, total employment as a share of the population aged 15-74 in Japan is both well above its pre-crisis level and one of the highest among all OECD countries. The OECD projects further increases in the employment rate during 2016 and 2017.