30-September-2009

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Economic Survey of Japan 2009

Japan has been hard-hit by the global financial crisis. Its main economic challenges include raising its growth potential, upgrading the financial sector, resolving its fiscal problem, reforming health care and improving climate change policies.

30-September-2009

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Economic Survey of Japan 2009: The fiscal policy response to the crisis and achieving fiscal sustainability

Japan needs a credible fiscal consolidation plan, including spending cuts and tax increases, to maintain confidence in its fiscal sustainability as gross public debt nears 200% of GDP in 2010.

30-September-2009

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Economic Survey of Japan 2009: Financial stability: overcoming the crisis and improving the efficiency of the banking sector

Emergency measures adopted in the wake of the global crisis should be phased out once a recovery is in place, while adopting reforms to address chronic problems in the financial sector and increase efficiency.

16-September-2009

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Employment Outlook 2009 Country Notes: Japan

The OECD Employment Outlook 2009 indicates that Japan has experienced sizeable job losses during the global economic downturn. In July, the unemployment rate reached a record high level of 5.7%, two percentage points higher than at the end of 2007.

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8-September-2009

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Education at a Glance 2009 - Summary of key findings: Japan

This 2009 edition of Education at a Glance includes first results from TALIS, a survey on teacher practices, new analysis of the social benefits of education, new information on long-term unemployment and involuntary part-time work among young adults, and new data on the benefits of education.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Japan

Japan spends less than the OECD average on children at each stage of childhood... The Japanese spending shortfall is especially pronounced for children under age 6, being less than one third of the spending committed to children between the ages of 6 and 17 years.

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1-September-2009

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Spend early on children, says OECD

Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.

18-August-2009

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The Japanese Attempt at Reinforcing the Policy Management Cycle through Policy Evaluation

This article describes the introduction of a government-wide policy evaluationsystem that is underway in Japan, exemplified by the policy appraisal-evaluationsystem of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI, theformer Ministry of International Trade and Industry). The initiative in METI wasstarted in December 1999, preceding the implementation of a government-widesystem. "Policy evaluation" as a term is not limited, in this

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18-August-2009

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Japan - external links to macroeconomic reports and data

External links to: recent economic data; current interest rates and exchange rates; latest macroeconomic reports; current outlook and projections; government budget information; speeches; relevant sites.

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13-August-2009

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OECD reveals evolving social trends in Asia-Pacific

Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 looks at social trends and policy developments in Asia-Pacific countries, using indicators similar to those in OECD’s recently published Society at a Glance 2009 (focused on OECD economies).

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