Mar 31, 2016

U.S. companies urge Abe to enact structural reforms

A group of major U.S. companies operating in Japan on Tuesday urged the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to enact more structural reforms. The government should “set as its top priority the adoption of further structural reforms to make the Japanese economy more ...

Oct 21, 2015

Half of national universities plan structural reforms

A total of 43 of the 86 national universities are set to carry out structural reforms, such as establishing new faculties and realigning existing ones, in the six years from fiscal 2016. Of them, 26 will revamp their faculties for the humanities and social ...

Feb 10, 2015

OECD urges Japan to reduce farming subsidies, boost female workforce

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Monday called on Japan to “reduce producer support to agriculture” and boost the number of women in the nation’s labor force. In its “Going for Growth” report for 2015, the OECD said public support accounts for ...

Aug 16, 2014

IMF urges Japan to take quick action on structural reforms

The International Monetary Fund has underscored the need for Japan to promote structural reforms quickly in light of its worst gross domestic product contraction in 13 quarters. “With the near-term outlook looking increasingly uncertain, the government needs to move quickly on the third arrow ...