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

Japanese, , 234kb

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

English, , 200kb

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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30-April-2010

English

The impacts of the SOx charge and related policy instruments on technological innovation in Japan

This study attempts to clarify what sort of impact was exerted by policy instruments on the development and spread of SOx reduction technology from the 1960s up to the present.

8-April-2010

English

Tax Expenditures in OECD Countries - OECD publication

This book sheds light on the use of tax expenditures, mainly through a study of ten OECD countries: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. It highlights key trends and successful practices.

23-March-2010

English

Reducing Barriers to International Trade in Non-hazardous Recyclable Materials, Part 2: Case Studies

Country case studies of China, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa and the United States in measures that may hamper trade in steel scrap, recovered paper and plastic scrap, and if and how they could be removed without compromising environmental protection.

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16-March-2010

English, , 202kb

Agricultural Water Pricing: Japan and Korea

A study of water pricing in Japan and Korea, a background report to the book Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture (OECD, 2010).

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