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  • 4-April-2014

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    Japan: Half a century of OECD membership

    Japan joined the OECD in 1964, the same year it hosted the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. OECD membership signalled Japan’s successful transition into a fully industrialised economy, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida writes on the 50th anniversary of his country’s accession.

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  • 1-April-2014

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    PISA 2012 problem-solving results - Japan

    Note summarising the performance of 15-year-olds in Japan in the PISA 2012 assessment of problem solving.

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  • 31-March-2014

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    Japan: Closing the gender gap can boost the economy

    Reconciling work and family commitments is a challenge in every country, but particularly for Japanese men and women. Much more so than in most other OECD countries, men and women have to choose between babies and bosses: men choose bosses, women less so, but on the whole there are very few babies and there is too little female employment. These shortcomings are increasingly coming to the fore and will have to be addressed.

  • 26-February-2014

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    Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General

    Mr. Rintaro Tamaki was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD on August 1, 2011. His portfolio includes the strategic direction of OECD Policy on Environment, Development, Green Growth, Taxation, Inclusive Growth, Policy Alignment for Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy along with representing the OECD externally on Financial Issues including the FSB.

  • 21-February-2014

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    Going for Growth 2014: Japan

    The Japanese economy is recovering after having suffered severe shocks from the 2008 financial and economic crisis and the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

  • 29-January-2014

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  • 5-December-2013

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    Regions at a Glance 2013: Information by country

    Individual country notes assessing how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of society.

  • 26-November-2013

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    Pensions at a Glance 2013 - Highlights for Japan

    The effective age of labour market exit in Japan is one of the highest in OECD. Retirement-income adequacy may be an issue for future cohorts of retirees...

  • 21-November-2013

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    Japan needs to improve the efficiency of its health care system, says OECD Health at a Glance report

    Japan has good health outcomes and has rapidly increased its spending on health care in recent years. It now needs to focus on improving efficiency of its health system in order to continue delivering high-quality care while containing costs, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 12-November-2013

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    Skills Survey: Country specific-material

    Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

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