Speeches / Presentations


  • 13-April-2018

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    Press conference on the occasion of the visit of the OECD Secretary-General to Tokyo

    With Japan assuming the presidency of the G20 in 2019, we are beginning discussions with Japan’s leaders on important initiatives to strengthen the world economy.

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  • 13-April-2018

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    Third Patient Safety Global Ministerial Summit

    I am delighted to be here today to address the Third Patient Safety Global Ministerial Summit. Let me begin by congratulating the Government of Japan and in particular Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Mr. Katsunobu Kato, for hosting this very important conference and for placing patient safety high on the global agenda.

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  • 12-April-2018

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    Seminar on Promoting Quality Infrastructure

    Where better to discuss this challenge than Japan, which made this a priority under its G7 Presidency, with the Ise-Shima Principles for Promoting Quality Infrastructure Investment.

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  • 12-April-2018

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    OECD-Keidanren-BIAC-JCER Joint Seminar on “The Digital Economy”

    It is a pleasure to be with you today at what is now a regular and highly valued dialogue between the OECD and the Japanese business community.

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  • 14-April-2017

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    Parliamentarian Friends of the OECD Lunch Seminar on the 2017 Economic Survey of Japan

    It is a great pleasure to be here today with the Friends of the OECD Parliamentary Group. We are honoured by the presence of my good friend, Nikai-san, who was the driving force in establishing this Group in 2014, when we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Japan’s membership in the OECD.

  • 14-April-2017

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    Signing Ceremony of the renewed Memorandum of Understanding between the OECD and the ERIA

    Let me begin by thanking Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura and his team at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, – or ERIA, – for ttheir support and very effective partnership with the OECD since 2014. I am very pleased that Mr. Toshihiro Nikai could also join us on this very special occasion as it was he who brought the OECD and the ERIA together.

  • 14-April-2017

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    First International Economic Forum on Asia: “Enhancing Regional Integration and Development through Quality Infrastructure and Resilience"

    I am delighted to welcome you to the first International Economic Forum on Asia. Let me begin by thanking our partners: the Government of Japan, and in particular Mr. Nobuo Kishi, State Minister from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia for co-hosting this Forum.

  • 13-April-2017

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    Presentation of the 2017 Economic Survey of Japan

    It is a great pleasure to be back in Tokyo to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of Japan. Let me thank the Japanese Government, in particular the Cabinet Office, for their support in the preparation of this Survey.

  • 13-April-2016

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    Remarks at Tokyo experts meeting on international finance and the global economy ahead of the G7 Summit

    Prime Minister, Ministers, thank you for the invitation to share with you our thinking on the global economic outlook and the challenges ahead.

  • 11-April-2016

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    Press conference remarks on the report "Japan: Boosting Growth and Well-being in an Ageing Society"

    Japan has already taken some bold and determined steps in recent years to tackle its economic, social and environmental challenges. But broad-based reforms across a range of areas are still needed.

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