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"Competitive Regional Clusters: National Policy Approaches" analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries.
The theme of the conference was “The recent moves on e-Learning and OER in OECD and Japan”.
Summarises proceedings of a conference looking at examples of human genetic research databases, how they are established, how they are managed and governed, how they might be commercialised, and what the policy considerations might be.
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This note summarizes the main characteristics of the Japan's education system. The full edition “Education at a Glance: OECD indicators 2006” provides a comparable and up-to-date array of education indicators enabling countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance.
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Floods and flood-related disasters, such as landslides, are a traditional and serious risk in Japan. In the 1940s and 50s, after flood disasters took thousands of lives, the creation of a comprehensive flood risk management programme led to a dramatic reduction in human casualties.
This site contains a list of key references on Japan. The documentary database includes documents on partnership and local governance that have been published by governments, universities and other organisations.
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This Country Background Report for Japan was prepared by the Higher Education Bureau of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as an input to the OECD Thematic review of Tertiary Education.
This publication examines the innovation system in pharmaceutical biotechnology in eight OECD countries. Based on rich evidence, it draws policy recommendations to foster innovation in biopharmaceuticals advocating an integrated policy approach.
This study shows how knowledge-intensive services activities (KISAs) contribute to the acquisition and growth capabilities of firms and public sector organisations.
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This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2005 priorities for Japan.
In addition to passing of legislation or other decisions to implement reforms, the note records earlier stages of reform, such as government announcements and draft legislation presented to parliaments.