Publications & Documents


  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Japan

    Japan’s unemployment rate in the second quarter of 2014 was 3.6%, just below its pre-crisis level of 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2007 and one of the lowest among OECD countries.

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  • 2-September-2014

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    Tohoku Cherry Tree Planting Ceremony

    Through the Tohoku School Project, the students have developed their capacities for innovation, leadership, and co-operation. They learned how to get the information they need when there isn’t a readymade answer in their textbook or a teacher to guide them. In other words, they learned how to learn – perhaps the most valuable lesson of all! said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 2-September-2014

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    Japanese lessons in recovery

    Eight giant balloons from Japan floated in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower this weekend, a reminder of one of the worst natural disasters of recent times – and of the determination of survivors to rebuild their region.

  • 24-July-2014

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    Tourism and the Creative Economy

    As the significance of the creative economy continues to grow, important synergies with tourism are emerging, offering considerable potential to grow demand and develop new products, experiences and markets.These new links are driving a shift from conventional models of cultural tourism to new models of creative tourism based on intangible culture and contemporary creativity. This report examines the growing relationship between

  • 17-July-2014

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    Japan’s aid guided by clear vision and priorities but should focus on countries and people most in need

    Japan has increased its spending on overseas development assistance (ODA) and is showing more global leadership, but needs to pay more attention to where it is spending the money and increase its focus on results and transparency.

  • 17-July-2014

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    Japan - DAC Peer Reviews of Development Co-operation, 2014

    Japan’s aid guided by clear vision and priorities but should focus on countries and people most in need, according to the 2014 OECD/DAC peer review of Japan.

  • 17-July-2014

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    Measuring Innovation in Education - Japan

    The ability to measure innovation is essential to an improvement strategy in education. This country note analyses how the practices are changing within classrooms and educational organisations and how teachers develop and use their pedagogical resources.

  • 3-July-2014

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    OECD Health Statistics 2014 - Country Notes

    Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2014, June 2014 version. The notes are available in PDF format.

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  • 25-June-2014

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    Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)- Country Note - Japan

    Country notes highlight some key findings from TALIS 2013 for individual countries and economies

  • 17-June-2014

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    Global Forum on Environment: Promoting Sustainable Materials Management through Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

    Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is increasingly recognised worldwide as an efficient waste management policy to help improve recycling and reduce landfilling of products and materials. This Forum took place on 17-19 June 2014, in Tokyo, Japan, to identify key challenges and opportunities for further developing EPR policies.

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