10-December-2009

English

Improving the policy framework in Japan to address climate change

Japan, a relatively energy-efficient country, has been active in combating climate change. Under the Kyoto Protocol, Japan is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 6% relative to 1990 over the period 2008-12.

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10-December-2009

English

Financial stability: overcoming the crisis and improving the efficiency of the banking sector in Japan

Japanese banks largely avoided the direct impact from the global financial crisis thanks to their limited exposure to foreign toxic assets, the regulatory framework in Japan and the small role of securitisation.

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8-December-2009

English

OECD Health at a Glance 2009: Key findings for Japan

Japan spent 8.1% of GDP on health in 2006 (latest year available), less than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is lower than the OECD average. Growth in spending per person over the last decade was also lower.

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1-December-2009

English

Employment and Skills Strategies in Southeast Asia (ESSSA)

The rapidly developing Southeast Asia region is confronted with significant labour market challenges. This initiative aims to address the issues of employment and skills, especially through an interaction platform for members.

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19-November-2009

English

Innovation: the path to stronger, smarter and greener growth

The OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, explained that innovation will be one of the keys to accelerating recovery and putting firms and countries back on a path to sustainable, smarter and greener growth.

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18-November-2009

English

Japan - Key economic projections

Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance

18-November-2009

English

Supporting Japan policy objectives: the OECD Contribution

Japan is one of the countries hardest-hit by the crisis. We now see signs of a recovery in Japan, thanks to large-scale fiscal stimulus and accommodative measures by the Bank of Japan. But the great challenge today is to move from a policy-based recovery to self-sustained growth.

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30-September-2009

English

Economic Survey of Japan 2009: Health-care reform in Japan: controlling costs, improving quality

Japan’s health-care system should be improved by increasing its efficiency to limit costs, enhancing quality and reducing shortages. Moreover, universal coverage requires improving compliance in paying premiums.

30-September-2009

English

Economic Survey of Japan 2009: Overcoming the global crisis: the need for a new growth model

As attention shifts to fiscal consolidation, sustaining output growth will depend increasingly on private domestic demand, requiring reforms, particularly in the labour market and the non-manufacturing sector.

30-September-2009

English

Economic Survey of Japan 2009: Improving the policy framework in Japan to address climate change

To achieve its targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective manner, Japan should create a mandatory and comprehensive emission trading system, supplemented if necessary, by carbon taxes.

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