OECD Economic Survey of Japan launches Tuesday 23 April 2013 in Tokyo


16/04/2013 - The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Japan, to be published on Tuesday 23 April 2013, discusses how the country can best meet the challenges of restoring public finances and boosting growth. The study assesses the new government’s plan to revitalise the economy through bold monetary policy measures, flexible fiscal policy and a new growth strategy. It outlines potential reforms in areas including the agriculture, education and energy sectors as well as those to boost labour force participation and productivity.   


OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría will present the Survey during a news conference in Tokyo on 23 April, beginning at 3 p.m., at the Nippon Press Club (9th Floor, B Hall, Nippon Press Centre Bldg. 2-2-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo).


The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 8:00 a.m. Paris time for immediate release.


An Overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format on the OECD’s web site at You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the Survey.


For further information, contact Naoko Kawaguchi (03-5532-0021, or the OECD’s Media Division (+33 1 4524 9700,


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of Japan, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.


The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to

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