Official visit of the Secretary-General to Japan (Tokyo, 23rd - 25th April 2012)


On the occasion of his visit, Angel Gurría presented the OECD report "Policies for a revitalisation of Japan" and met with government and business representatives including:

  • Mr. Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan
  • Mr. Yukio Edano, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Mr. Jun Azumi, Minister of Finance
  • Mr. Motohisa Furukawa, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
  • Mr. Kōichirō Gemba, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Tatsuo Kawabata, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communication
  • Mr. Michihiko Kano, Minister of Agriculture
  • Mr. Takeshi Maeda, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Mr. Hirofumi Hirano, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Mr. Shinichi Nishimiya, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Masaaki Shirakawa, Governor, Bank of Japan
  • Mr. Hiromasa Yonekura, Chairman, Keidanren
  • Mr. Nobuaki Koga, Rengō (Japanese Trade Union Confederation)
  • Mr. Katsutoshi Saito, Vice-Chairman of BIAC, with members of Keidanren


Photo © OECD Tokyo Centre

From left to right: Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan







Speeches delivered in Japan:
 Promoting Social Cohesion in Japan (25 April 2012)
Revitalising the Japanese Economy: The Way Forward (24 April 2012)

The OECD skills strategy and its relevance for Japan (24 April 2012)


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