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The total fertility rate dropped to 1.5 children per woman in 2022 from 3.3 in 1960 on average across OECD countries, a report from the organization has said.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 21, 2024
Birth rates halve in richer nations as costs weigh, OECD report says
Many in OECD member countries are now choosing to have children later in life or not at all, the report said.
Some major world economies want to finalize a plan ahead of this year's U.N. climate summit to halt new private sector funding for coal projects.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jun 8, 2024
Major world economies seek to halt new private sector coal financing
The biggest pushback on the OECD proposal to halt new private sector funding for coal projects has come from Japan, sources said.
Foreign technical interns work at a food processing factory in Kazo, Saitama Prefecture
JAPAN
May 30, 2024
OECD criticizes fees for foreign technical trainees in Japan
The OECD said that the trainee program has been used to satisfy labor demand instead of passing on skills.
Ecuador has sought funding to fight the effects of climate change, including a June 2023 flood that followed heavy rains in Esmeraldas. So far, the developed world has offered the debt-strapped nation more loans than grants.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
May 23, 2024
Rich nations reap climate finance dividend, benefiting from rates and terms
Developed nations have pledged to send $100 billion a year to poorer countries to aid adaptation, but money from the deals is being funneled back into rich economies.
World economic growth is expected to ease from 3.1% in 2023 to 2.9% this year, according to the OECD.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 5, 2024
OECD raises global growth outlook on strength of U.S. economy
Japan's projected growth rate is unchanged from the previous forecast at 1.0%, roughly half of the 1.9% a year before.
Bank of Japan Gov. Kazuo Ueda speaks during a news conference at the central bank's headquarters in Tokyo on Dec. 19.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 11, 2024
OECD urges Bank of Japan to gradually raise interest rates
The central bank should thus continue efforts to make the yield curve control more flexible, the organization said.
Japan's labor productivity per person in 2022 was the lowest calculated among the Group of Seven advanced economies since 1970, according to a report by the Japan Productivity Center.
BUSINESS
Jan 8, 2024
Japan's labor productivity ranked 30th among 38 OECD members in 2022
Measured by the worth of goods or services a worker can produce per hour, labor productivity totaled $52.30 in Japan.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's learning assessment test showed that Japanese high school students ranked third in their ability to use reading skills to solve real-life problems, second in science and fifth in mathematics in 2022.
JAPAN
Dec 6, 2023
Japanese students climb to third in OECD ranking of reading ability
Students in Japan scored higher than the OECD average in reading, mathematics and science.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 28, 2023
Japan ranks lowest for ratio of women in nuclear sector at 15%: OECD
Meanwhile, the average percentage of women in Japan who have been promoted stood at around 14%, compared with the overall level of 27.1%.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 8, 2023
Japan still second last in ranking of women in the workforce among OECD nations
Japan ranked 28th and South Korea 29th, both unchanged since 2016, with The Economist noting that women in the two countries 'must still choose between a family or a career.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 23, 2022
OECD sticks to slower growth in 2023 while upgrading Japan outlook
The outlook for Japan was slightly upgraded for next year, with its economy now forecast to grow 1.8% instead of 1.4% in the previous report in September.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 10, 2022
Japan ranked last in women staff in tertiary education in 2020: OECD
Japan had the lowest share of female staff in tertiary education in 2020 among 32 comparable member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, at 30%.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 26, 2022
World economy jolted by war, with recessions now seen looming
The global economy will expand just 2.2% in 2023, the Paris-based OECD said Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 5, 2021
COVID variants could hamper Japan's economic recovery, OECD says
The OECD said that 'losing the race against new variants could result in renewed states of emergency being declared delaying the recovery,' despite progress in the vaccine rollout.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 14, 2021
G20 finance chiefs back landmark tax deal and vow to act over inflation
The plan for the once-in-a-century corporate tax reform crystallized through international negotiations at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 9, 2021
Global tax deal seeks to end havens but criticized for 'no teeth'
Many developing countries have said their interests have been ignored and that wealthy nations were likely to continue dividing up the spoils of foreign direct investment.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 9, 2021
Japan has lowest share of women studying science: OECD report
Among STEM fields, the proportion of women entering natural sciences, mathematics and statistics at the tertiary education level in Japan was at 27%, far below the OECD average of 52%.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jun 13, 2021
Mental health during the pandemic: ‘A lot of us feel like we’re in a dark tunnel’
More than one year on, Japan is still subject to pandemic-related stresses and government-imposed measures. How is this impacting long-term mental health?
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 6, 2021
What is a global minimum tax and what will it mean?
The deal aims to end what U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has called a '30-year race to the bottom on corporate tax rates' as countries compete to lure multinationals.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 31, 2021
OECD raises 2021 global growth outlook while cutting Japan forecast
The world's gross domestic product is projected to grow 5.8% in 2021, up from 5.6% previously forecast in March.

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