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  • 4-April-2014

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    Japan: Half a century of OECD membership

    Japan joined the OECD in 1964, the same year it hosted the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. OECD membership signalled Japan’s successful transition into a fully industrialised economy, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida writes on the 50th anniversary of his country’s accession.

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  • 1-April-2014

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    PISA 2012 problem-solving results - Japan

    Note summarising the performance of 15-year-olds in Japan in the PISA 2012 assessment of problem solving.

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  • 26-November-2013

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    Pensions at a Glance 2013 - Highlights for Japan

    The effective age of labour market exit in Japan is one of the highest in OECD. Retirement-income adequacy may be an issue for future cohorts of retirees...

  • 21-November-2013

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    Japan needs to improve the efficiency of its health care system, says OECD Health at a Glance report

    Japan has good health outcomes and has rapidly increased its spending on health care in recent years. It now needs to focus on improving efficiency of its health system in order to continue delivering high-quality care while containing costs, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Skills Survey: Country specific-material

    Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

  • 5-November-2013

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    OECD report measures human cost of crisis; underlines need to invest in well-being

    The global economic crisis has had a profound impact on people’s well-being, reaching far beyond the loss of jobs and income, and affecting citizens’ satisfaction with their lives and their trust in governments, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-November-2013

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    Carbon taxes and emissions trading are cheapest ways of reducing CO2, OECD says

    Carbon taxes and emission trading systems are the most cost-effective means of reducing CO2 emissions, and should be at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change,according to a new OECD study.

  • 7-October-2013

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    Japan: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD

    Biographical note of Japan's Permanent Representative to the OECD.

  • 1-October-2013

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    OECD’s Gurría backs Abe’s move on VAT

    OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, congratulated Japanese Prime Minister Abe on his announcement today that Japan will raise its consumption tax as legislated from the current 5% to 8% next April.

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  • 20-August-2013

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    Japan's challenging debt dynamics

    This working paper presents the background and the details of the simulations behind Box 1.4 of the May 2013 OECD Economic Outlook. A small simulation model is used to evaluate the contribution that the three pillars of the government’s strategy – fiscal consolidation, growth-boosting structural reforms and higher inflation – could make to reversing the rise in Japan’s public debt ratio.

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