Masamichi Kono to be named OECD deputy secretary-general

May 2, 2017

Masamichi Kono to be named OECD deputy secretary-general

The OECD is set to appoint Masamichi Kono, a former senior official at the Financial Services Agency, as deputy secretary-general, according to informed sources. Kono, 61, will succeed Rintaro Tamaki, 63, whose term is scheduled to expire at the end of July. Kono, an ...

OECD urges Japan to promote labor reforms amid 'muted' wage growth

Apr 13, 2017

OECD urges Japan to promote labor reforms amid 'muted' wage growth

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Thursday called for Japan to promote labor reforms by imposing a binding cap on overtime work and removing obstacles to women’s employment because its job market is tight. Wage growth remains “surprisingly muted” despite labor shortages, ...

Japan's 15-year-olds perform well in PISA global academic survey

Dec 6, 2016

Japan's 15-year-olds perform well in PISA global academic survey

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Japanese 15-year-olds continued to rank high among their international peers in science and mathematics, according to a global academic assessment released Tuesday by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In the latest Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, conducted in 2015, Japanese ...