7-December-2010

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Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education (Japan)

This volume combines an analysis of PISA with a description of the policies and practices of those education systems that are close to the top or advancing rapidly, in order to offer insights for policy from their reform trajectories.

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25-November-2010

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Dispute Resolution: Country Mutual Agreement Procedure Statistics for 2008 and 2009

As part of its ongoing work on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under tax treaties, the OECD makes available to the public annual statistics on the MAP caseloads of member countries and of certain non-OECD economies. MAP statistics have now been released for 2008 and 2009.

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16-November-2010

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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Japan 2010

This report assesses Japan’s progress since the previous OECD Environmental Performance Review in 2000. It analyses the extent to which the country has met its national objectives and international commitments regarding the management of its environment and natural resources.

13-October-2010

English

Taxation, Innovation and the Environment

By putting a price on pollution, do environmentally related taxes spur innovation? Does the design of the tax play a critical role? What is the effect of this innovation? In analysing these questions, the report draws on case studies that cover Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Israel and others. It also covers a wide set of environmental issues and technologies, as well as the economic and policy contexts.

23-September-2010

English

Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Japan Key Facts

Prevention can improve health and longevity. Every year, between 12 000 and 85 000 deaths from chronic diseases can be avoided through different prevention programmes, while between 15 000 and 120 000 years of life in good health would be gained.

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20-September-2010

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6-August-2010

English

The Use of International Standards in Technical Regulation

To what extent do governments use international standards in their technical regulations? This paper looks at the electrical household appliance, natural gas equipment and telephony sectors in Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United States and the European Union.

7-July-2010

Japanese, , 290kb

Employment Outlook 2010 Country notes: Japan (in Japanese)

Even though the economic recovery has been underway in Japan since early 2009, the unemployment rate in May 2010 was 5.2% which is still 1.4 percentage points higher than the unemployment rate prior to the global financial crisis.

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7-July-2010

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Employment Outlook 2010 Country Notes: Japan

Even though the economic recovery has been underway in Japan since early 2009, the unemployment rate in May 2010 was 5.2% which is still 1.4 percentage points higher than the unemployment rate prior to the global financial crisis.

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20-May-2010

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Japan - DAC Peer Reviews of Development Co-operation, 2010

After years of decline, Japan increased its aid budget in 2008, bringing its official development assistance (ODA) up to USD 9.6 billion or 0.19% of its gross national income (GNI).

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