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  • 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.

  • 14-April-2017

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    Japan Policy Brief: Improving the performance of Japan's SME sector

    Between 1999 and 2014, the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Japan dropped by 21% as a result of the retirement of ageing business owners and weak entrepreneurial intentions in the Japanese population.

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  • 14-April-2017

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    Japan Policy Brief: Improving the labour market outcomes of women

    Facilitating female employment is particularly important given Japan’s shrinking and ageing population, which has already contributed to labour shortages.

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  • 14-April-2017

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    Japan Policy Brief: Strengthening innovation for productivity and greater wellbeing

    To improve productivity and help address socio-economic challenges, such as ageing, Japan needs to strengthen its innovation performance.

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  • 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-2017

    English

    Japan: Boost employment and productivity to promote inclusive growth and meet demographic challenges

    The Japanese economy has gained momentum and is creating jobs, according to a new OECD report. The latest OECD Economic Survey of Japan, presented in Tokyo by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, says that per capita growth rates in recent years have matched those across the OECD – a major improvement. The Survey underlines the key role Abenomics has played in the economic revival.

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  • 13-April-2017

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    Economic Survey of Japan 2017

    While growth has picked up, more needs to be done for Japan to overcome a record high government debt ratio and an accelerating decline in its working-age population.

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  • 11-April-2017

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Tokyo on 13-14 April 2017

    OECD Secretary-General was in Tokyo on 13-14 April 2017, on an official visit to Japan. During his visit, he presented the OECD Economic Survey of Japan 2017 and held hold bilateral meetings with several High Level Officials.

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  • 6-April-2017

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Japan

    Japan had the 24th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Japan faced a tax wedge of 32.4% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

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