• 30-April-2010


    The impacts of the SOx charge and related policy instruments on technological innovation in Japan

    This study attempts to clarify what sort of impact was exerted by policy instruments on the development and spread of SOx reduction technology from the 1960s up to the present.

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  • 8-April-2010


    Tax Expenditures in OECD Countries - OECD publication

    This book sheds light on the use of tax expenditures, mainly through a study of ten OECD countries: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. It highlights key trends and successful practices.

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  • 23-March-2010


    Reducing Barriers to International Trade in Non-hazardous Recyclable Materials, Part 2: Case Studies

    Country case studies of China, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa and the United States in measures that may hamper trade in steel scrap, recovered paper and plastic scrap, and if and how they could be removed without compromising environmental protection.

  • 16-March-2010

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    Agricultural Water Pricing: Japan and Korea

    A study of water pricing in Japan and Korea, a background report to the book Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture (OECD, 2010).

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  • 10-March-2010

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  • 16-February-2010

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    Supporting Japan’s Policy Objectives: OECD’s Contribution (PDF, 890 KB)

    Reforms in nine key areas - a strategy for domestic demand-led growth, the labour market, environment and climate change, education, taxes, health and long-term care, pension reform, regional policy and decentralization and public governance, could bring about a lasting improvement in Japan’s economic prospects, according to OECD analysis.

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  • 14-December-2009


    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009: Japan Highlights

    This country note, extracted from the STI Scoreboard 2009, explores recent developments in matters relating to innovation, science, technology and globalisation in Japan.

  • 1-December-2009


    OECD Southeast Asian Regional Policy Network on Education and Skills

    The rapidly developing Southeast Asia region is confronted with significant labour market challenges. This initiative aims to address the issues of employment and skills, especially through an interaction platform for members.

  • 30-September-2009


    Economic Survey of Japan 2009: Improving the policy framework in Japan to address climate change

    To achieve its targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective manner, Japan should create a mandatory and comprehensive emission trading system, supplemented if necessary, by carbon taxes.

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