8-April-2014

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Japan: Advancing the third arrow for a resilient economy and inclusive growth

After two decades of low growth and persistent deflation, Japan is showing signs of renewed economic dynamism. But to regain its primacy as a leading economic powerhouse and raise the well-being of its citizens, Japan needs a structural reform package to narrow the productivity gap with leading OECD countries, notably by increasing the labour participation of women and older citizens.

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8-April-2014

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Japan - OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators

Analysis for Japan from OECD trade facilitation indicators that identify areas where countries can improve border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade.

8-April-2014

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Friends of the OECD’ Parliamentary Group Launch

Japan’s contribution to the work of the OECD over the past half century, has been remarkable: you are one of our most active members – a benchmark for other member countries with respect to the development and implementation of well-designed policies and best practices. The creation of this Group is yet another example Japan’s commitment to making the OECD a lynchpin of global policy dialogue and increasing its impact, said Angel Gurría

8-April-2014

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Celebrating Japan’s 50th Anniversary - Press conference of OECD Secretary-General, in Tokyo

Firstly, and most importantly, this year marks Japan’s golden jubilee: 50 years as a member of the OECD. Japan was our first Asia-Pacific member country, and has paved the way to strengthen the OECD’s ties within the region. This year, for the second time, Japan is chairing our Ministerial Council Meeting – the most important annual decision-making event of the Organization, said Angel Gurría.

8-April-2014

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Enhancing Global Nuclear Safety

Nuclear energy provides society with a secure supply of low-carbon, baseload electricity that enables our economies to function. But of course, safety must be the first priority, without exception. Following Fukushima, international efforts have focused on enhancing nuclear safety to enable our economies to continue enjoying the electricity that nuclear power can provide, said OECD Secretary-General in Japan.

7-April-2014

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OECD Tohoku School Address

This learning experience is an important model for other countries recovering from natural disasters as well. It demonstrates how they can best invest in their most precious resource – their young people!

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7-April-2014

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Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level 2014

Focused on the main theme of "Resilient Economies and Inclusive Societies: Empowering people for jobs and growth", the 2014 Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) will take place at the OECD’s Paris Headquarters on 6-7 May 2014, under the Chairmanship of Japan, with the United Kingdom and Slovenia as Vice-Chairs.

4-April-2014

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OECD加盟50周年

日本は東京オリンピックが開催された1964年にOECD加盟 を果たしました。

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4-April-2014

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Japan: Half a century of OECD membership

Japan joined the OECD in 1964, the same year it hosted the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. OECD membership signalled Japan’s successful transition into a fully industrialised economy, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida writes on the 50th anniversary of his country’s accession.

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1-April-2014

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PISA 2012 problem-solving results - Japan

Note summarising the performance of 15-year-olds in Japan in the PISA 2012 assessment of problem solving.

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