This Survey is published on the responsibility of the Economic and Development Review Committee (EDRC) of the OECD, which is charged with the examination of the economic situation of member countries.

The economic situation and policies of Japan were reviewed by the Committee on 4 March 2019. The draft report was then revised in the light of the discussions and given final approval as the agreed report of the whole Committee on 2 April 2019.

The Secretariat’s draft report was prepared for the Committee by Randall S. Jones and Haruki Seitani, with contributions from Andrés Fuentes Hutfilter, under the supervision of Vincent Koen. Research assistance was provided by Lutécia Daniel and Secretarial assistance by Sisse Nielsen.

The previous Survey of Japan was issued in April 2017.

Basic Statistics of Japan, 2017
(Numbers in parentheses refer to the OECD average)*
Basic Statistics of Japan, 2017

Better Life Index:

* Where the OECD aggregate is not provided in the source database, a simple OECD average of latest available data is calculated where data exist for at least 29 member countries.

a. 2016 data for Japan.

Source: Calculations based on data extracted from the databases of the following organisations: OECD, International Energy Agency, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Inter-Parliamentary Union.

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