Reports


  • 24-November-2015

    English

    Education at a Glance 2015: Japan

    The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.

  • 4-November-2015

    English, PDF, 126kb

    Health at a Glance 2015: Key findings for Japan

    The quality of health care is generally very good in Japan but further improvement can be made in the management of diabetes, treatment of heart attack (AMI), and cancer control. In Japan, per capita spending on pharmaceuticals is the second highest in the OECD after the United States. Spending on pharmaceuticals could be reduced by increasing the share of the generic market.

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  • 4-November-2015

    English, PDF, 374kb

    Health at a Glance 2015: Key findings for Japan - In Japanese

    日本の医療の質は総じて非常に良好だが、糖尿病の管理、心臓発作(急性心筋梗塞)の治療とがん対策はさらに改善・強化できるだろう。

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  • 28-October-2015

    English

    Regulatory Policy: Japan

    Access latest developments on regulatory policy in Japan and its score on the 2015 Indicators of Regulatory Policy and Governance, and the 1999 and 2004 OECD Review of Regulatory Reform in Japan.

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  • 21-August-2015

    English

    OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Japan 2015 - Raising Standards

    This report reviews the quality of health care in Japan, and seeks to highlight best practices, and provides a series of targeted assessments and recommendations for further improvements to quality of care. One of Japan’s foremost policy challenges is to create an economically-active ageing society. Excellent health care will be central to achieving this. A striking feature of the Japanese health system is its openness and flexibility. In general, clinics and hospitals can provide whatever services they consider appropriate, clinicians can credential themselves in any speciality and patients can access any clinician without referral. These arrangements have the advantage of accessibility and responsiveness. Such light-touch governance and abundant flexibility, however, may not best meet the health care needs of a super-ageing society. Japan needs to shift to a more structured health system, separating out more clearly different health care functions (primary care, acute care and long-term care, for example) to ensure that peoples’ needs can be met by the most appropriate service, in a coordinated manner if needed. As this differentiation occurs, the infrastructure to monitor and improve the quality of care must simultaneously deepen and become embedded at every level of governance –institutionally, regionally and nationally.

  • 7-July-2015

    English

    OECD Health Statistics 2015 - Country Notes

    Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.

  • 6-July-2015

    English

    Government at a Glance 2015: Country factsheets

    A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.

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  • 17-June-2015

    English, PDF, 424kb

    Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: Japan - in Japanese

    日本は心疾患による死亡率を減少させるのに成功したが、心疾患と糖尿病の負担をさらに減らす余 地は残されている

  • 17-June-2015

    English, PDF, 310kb

    Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: Japan

    Japan has been successful at reducing the mortality due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) but there is room to reduce the burden of CVD and diabetes even more.

  • 10-June-2015

    English, PDF, 355kb

    Japan Policy Brief: Greater Gender Equality for More Inclusive Growth

    To achieve greater gender equality in employment and more inclusive growth, Japan needs to change the workplace culture and ensure that the tax and social security systems do not reduce work incentives for second earners in households.

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