Publications & Documents


  • 18-December-2008

    English

    Japan could do more to help young people find stable jobs

    Young people in Japan are finding it increasingly hard to get stable jobs and the Japanese authorities should expand vocational training schemes and increase social security coverage for young non-regular workers in order to help them.

  • 16-June-2008

    English, , 263kb

    Japan: Environmental performance of agriculture since 1990

    Agri-environmental indicators for Japan and data on the environmental performance of Japanese agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008).

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  • 16-June-2008

    Japanese, , 530kb

  • 16-June-2008

    English, , 37kb

    Japanese websites on agri-environmental issues

    Links to sites from Japan on agri-environmental issues.

  • 24-May-2008

    English

    Resource productivity and the "3Rs"

    In his speech delivered at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting 2008, Angel Gurría discussed how promoting resource productivity and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) can protect the environment while sustaining growth and prosperity.

  • 23-April-2008

    English

    OECD working party launches safety testing of nanomaterials

    OECD member countries, as well as some non-member economies and other stakeholders, are pooling expertise and funding to test the human health and environmental safety effects of a number of nanomaterials.

  • 7-April-2008

    Japanese, , 226kb

    OECD 対日経済審査報告書2008 年版

    日本経済は戦後最長の景気拡大期にあり、2008 年と2009 年は1½~2%の経済成長が見込まれる。成長の牽引役は企業の旺盛な設備投資とアジア諸国向けを中心とした輸出の力強い伸びである。しかし今後の持続的成長という面で、日本経済は根強いデフレ、すでに膨大な公的債務のさらなる増加、経済セグメント間の格差拡大などといった様々な課題に直面している。大手製造業が輸出拡大の恩恵を受けている一方、中小企業が大半を占める非製造業は収益性、景況感、投資、賃金の面で出遅れている。労働市場でも二極化が進んでおり、低賃金で社会的保護も手薄な非正規労働者が労働人口に占める比率は上昇している。こうした課題に対処するためには、健全なマクロ経済政策や構造改革を含めた包括的な施策によって、労働参加率や生産性を高める一方で経済格差を克服することが求められる。デフレの完全な終息の確保。 日本銀行は、2006 年に導入した新たな金融政策の枠組みに基づいて政策金利を2 度引き上げた後、2007

  • 5-April-2008

    English

    “The Changing Landscape of Development Co-operation”

    In his remarks delivered at the Session 1: Expanding Partnership for Development of the G8 Development Ministers’ Meeting, Mr. Gurría identified three points for discussion about development co-operation: achieving sustainable societies and economies; the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, which is an important milestone in our efforts to achieve better results on development co-operation in all regions of the world; the

  • 27-March-2008

    English

    More Than Just Jobs: Workforce Development in a Skills-Based Economy

    This report provides valuable insights into how labour policies can be expanded to meet economic development and social cohesion goals, while also reconciling national and local concerns...

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  • 27-March-2008

    English

    Local Development Benefits from Staging Global Events

    This book identifies how international events work as a trigger for local development and what hosting cities and nations can do to ensure that positive local development is realised.

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