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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has urged Japan to improve social services for young people, in particular women, to enable and motivate more active participation in the labor market.

In its latest report on the state of disadvantaged young people disclosed Monday, the OECD urged Japan to reduce the number of people aged 15 to 29 who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs), which stood at 1.7 million in 2015, equivalent to 10 percent of the total demographic.

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