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Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Japan (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Japan. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 92052 OCT 01, 2014

Learning from Megadisasters : lessons from the great east Japan earthquake (English)

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan's Tohoku region. The Great East Japan Earthquake was the first disaster ever recorded that included an earthquake, a tsunami, a nuclear power plant accident, a power supply failure, and a large-scale disruption of supply chains. ... See More +

Publication 89069 JUN 24, 2014

Ranghieri, Federica [editor]; Mikio Ishiwatari [editor]

Building legal aid services from the ground up : learning from pilot initiatives in Japan (English)

Like most governments, the Government of Jordan (GoJ) struggles with the provision of legal aid services, information, counseling and representation by a lawyer - to the poor. ... See More +

Brief 90143 JAN 01, 2014

Prettitore, Paul Scott

Japan and World Bank Group trust funds (English)

Japan's contributions to the World Bank Group (WBG) totaled United States (U.S.) 11,611.8 million dollars for fiscal years 2009-14. In the first six months of fiscal year 2014, Japan contributed U.S. 1,082.7 million dollars to the International Development Association (IDA), U.S. 31.8 million dollars to International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and IDA trust funds (TFs), and U.S. 266.9 million dollars to Financial Intermediary Funds (FIFs). ... See More +

Brief 89583 DEC 31, 2013

Doing business 2014 : Japan - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Japan. In a series of annual reports, Doing Business assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. ... See More +

Working Paper 82875 OCT 29, 2013

Oil price volatility, economic growth and the hedging role of renewable energy (English)

This paper investigates the adverse effects of oil price volatility on economic activity and the extent to which countries can hedge against such effects by using renewable energy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6603 SEP 01, 2013

Rentschler, Jun E.

What are the causes of the growing trend of excess savings of the corporate sector in developed countries ? an empirical analysis of three hypotheses (English)

This paper analyzes annual accounting data for a sample of 5,000 publicly traded manufacturing firms from Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6571 AUG 01, 2013

Brufman, Leandro; Martinez, Lisana; Artica, Rodrigo Perez

Multidimensional auctions for public energy efficiency projects : evidence from the Japanese ESCO market (English)

Competitive bidding is an important policy tool to procure goods and services from the market at the lowest possible cost. Under traditional public procurement systems, however, it may be difficult to purchase highly customized objects, such as energy efficiency services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6485 JUN 01, 2013

Iimi, Atsushi

Tokyo's emissions trading system : a review of its operation since 2010 (English)

This note reviews the operations and experience of Tokyo's emissions trading system since its launch in 2010 and follows on from an earlier issue of directions in urban development that described the design and development process of the system. ... See More +

Brief 81058 JUN 01, 2013

Piloting community approaches : Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) annual report fiscal year 2011 (English)

The Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) was established by the government of Japan and the World Bank in June 2000 as a mechanism for providing direct assistance to the poorest and most vulnerable groups in eligible member countries of the World Bank group, while fostering long-term social development. ... See More +

Annual Report 76969 JAN 01, 2013

Japanese

Japan policy and human resources development fund annual report 2011 (English)

The Japan Policy and Human Resources Development Fund (PHRD) Fund was established in 1988 as a partnership between the Government of Japan and the World Bank. ... See More +

Annual Report 76970 JAN 01, 2013

Japanese

Japan - Macro-fiscal context and health financing factsheet (English)

The 14 indicators describe a country's macro-fiscal environment to identify constraints or opportunities for health systems financing. ... See More +

Brief 80274 JAN 01, 2013

Cortez, Rafael; Pande, Aaka; Eozenou, Patrick

Doing business 2013 : Japan - smarter regulations for small and medium-size enterprises : comparing business regulations for domestic firms in 185 economies (English)

This tenth edition of Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. ... See More +

Working Paper 73945 OCT 23, 2012

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 93 : resolution of appreciation (English)

On October 12, 2012, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors adopted resolution number ninety-three. It was resolved that the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group should express sincere appreciation to: the Government and people of Japan for their gracious and warm hospitality during annual meetings; and the Governors and alternate Governors of Japan and associates for the many contributions made toward ensuring the success of the 2012 annual meetings. ... See More +

Board Report 82466 OCT 12, 2012

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 628 : resolution of appreciation (English)

On October 12, 2012, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors adopted resolution number six hundred and twenty-eight. ... See More +

Board Report 85579 OCT 12, 2012

International Finance Corporation (IFC) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 258 : Resolution of appreciation (English)

On October 12, 2012, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Board of Governors adopted resolution number two hundred and fifty eight. It was resolved that: (a) the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group express their sincere appreciation to the Government and people of Japan for their gracious and warm hospitality during these Annual Meetings; and (b) they express particular appreciation to the Governors and Alternate Governors for Japan and to their associates for the many contributions they made toward ensuring the success of the 2012 Annual Meetings. ... See More +

Board Report 85064 OCT 12, 2012

Seeding action for change at scale : first phase of the final report of the Japan Trust Fund for nutrition (English)

The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the catalytic role of the Japan Trust Fund in raising the profile of nutrition through its support of World Bank activities. ... See More +

Working Paper 74153 SEP 01, 2012

Shekar, Meera

Structural measures against tsunamis (English)

Structures such as dikes play a crucial role in preventing disasters by controlling tsunamis, floods, debris flows, landslides, and other natural phenomena. ... See More +

Brief 79357 SEP 01, 2012

Ishiwatari, Mikio; Sagara, Junko

Building performance (English)

The strong main shock of the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) of March 11, 2011, caused little damage to buildings. Buildings designed under the current building code and those with base isolation fared well. ... See More +

Brief 79358 SEP 01, 2012

Narafu, Tatsuo; Ishiwatari, Mikio

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Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Japan (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92052 Working Paper
Learning from Megadisasters : lessons from the great east Japan earthquake (English)
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JUN 24, 2014 89069 Publication
Building legal aid services from the ground up : learning from pilot initiatives in Japan (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 90143 Brief
Japan and World Bank Group trust funds (English)
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DEC 31, 2013 89583 Brief
Official Documents- Amendment No. 1to the Restated and Amended Administration Agreement with Japan for Supplemental Cotribution to TF071222 (English)
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OCT 31, 2013 Agreement
Doing business 2014 : Japan - understanding regulations for small and medium-size enterprises (English)
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OCT 29, 2013 82875 Working Paper
Oil price volatility, economic growth and the hedging role of renewable energy (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6603 Policy Research Working Paper
What are the causes of the growing trend of excess savings of the corporate sector in developed countries ? an empirical analysis of three hypotheses (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6571 Policy Research Working Paper
Multidimensional auctions for public energy efficiency projects : evidence from the Japanese ESCO market (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6485 Policy Research Working Paper
Tokyo's emissions trading system : a review of its operation since 2010 (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 81058 Brief
Piloting community approaches : Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) annual report fiscal year 2011 (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 76969 Annual Report Japanese
Japan policy and human resources development fund annual report 2011 (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 76970 Annual Report Japanese
Japan - Macro-fiscal context and health financing factsheet (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80274 Brief
Doing business 2013 : Japan - smarter regulations for small and medium-size enterprises : comparing business regulations for domestic firms in 185 economies (English)
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OCT 23, 2012 73945 Working Paper
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) Council of Governors resolution ; no. 93 : resolution of appreciation (English)
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OCT 12, 2012 82466 Board Report
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 628 : resolution of appreciation (English)
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OCT 12, 2012 85579 Board Report
International Finance Corporation (IFC) Board of Governors resolution ; no. 258 : Resolution of appreciation (English)
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OCT 12, 2012 85064 Board Report
Seeding action for change at scale : first phase of the final report of the Japan Trust Fund for nutrition (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 74153 Working Paper
Structural measures against tsunamis (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 79357 Brief
Building performance (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 79358 Brief