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On the occasion of his visit, Angel Gurría presented the brochure "Policies for a revitalisation of Japan" and met with government and business representatives.
A memorial conference for the Great East Japan Earthquake will take place on 14 March at the OECD to review the situation in Japan one year on, present OECD’s efforts and contributions to recovery, and to share lessons learned with other member countries.
During his official visit, OECD Secretary-General will meet with Prime Minister Kan and members of the Japanese government to discuss how the OECD could support Japan in the aftermath of the Tohoku events. He will also present the latest Economic Survey of Japan.
For the Summit in Japan, the top priorities laid down by Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukada wer environment and climate change; development and Africa; the world economy; and political issues including non-proliferation.
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The Conference on Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains (GVC), resulting in this action statement, took place in Tokyo, 31May-1June 2007. Stakeholders can play a greater role in assisting SMEs to rise to the challenges of active participation in global value chains.
Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains, addresses how globalisation of value chains and of large enterprises affects the role of SMEs as traditional partners, suppliers or distributors for larger firms and explores the benefits of SME participation in global value chains.
OECD workshop on Regional Trade Agreements and the Environment.Co-organised with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS). Tokyo, 19-20 June 2007
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.
World leaders and water management experts will meet at the Third World Water Forum in Japan from 16-23 March to develop concrete actions to achieve the international water goals of halving the world populations without access to safe drinking water and sanitation.