Speeches / Presentations


  • 8-April-2014

    English

    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

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  • 8-April-2014

    English

    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.

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  • 8-April-2014

    English

    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.

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  • 7-April-2014

    English

    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!

  • 1-October-2013

    English

    OECD’s Gurría backs Abe’s move on VAT

    OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, congratulated Japanese Prime Minister Abe on his announcement today that Japan will raise its consumption tax as legislated from the current 5% to 8% next April.

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  • 1-October-2013

    Japanese

    アンヘル・グリアOECD事務総長による安倍総理に対する祝辞

    アンヘル・グリアOECD事務総長は、安倍総理が10月1日に消費税を現在の5%から8%に上げると判断したことに対して、祝意を表しました。

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  • 24-April-2013

    English

    The OECD and Japan: helping pave the road to recovery

    The new government’s resolve to revitalise the economy through a three-pronged strategy, combining bold monetary policy, flexible fiscal policy and a growth strategy is most encouraging, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 24-April-2013

    English

    Toward New Dynamic Growth

    Japan is emerging from a difficult five-year period, marked by two major shocks -- the 2008 global financial crisis and the tragic 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake -- and three recessions. We admire the courage and resolve of the Japanese people in face of such adversity and we confirm our feeling of optimism and dynamism in Japan, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 24-April-2013

    English

    Japan’s Growth Strategy

    Focusing on the new growth strategy of Japan, OECD Secretary-General noted that the key priority is to increase productivity, the country being well below the levels of the upper half of OECD countries, while it should aim to be very near the top.

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  • 23-April-2013

    English

    Japan: All on board for a new growth

    The coming expansion will be driven by exports, and should increase business investment and employment and bring an end to deflation. While we are encouraged by these developments, it remains critically important for Japan to address extremely high and still rising levels of government debt and other challenges posed by its ageing population, said OECD Secretary-General.

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