OECD needs reform says Japan's candidate

Japan's candidate to become the next secretary-general of the OECD says the group needs to be more responsive to developing countries to avoid losing its importance as an international organization, the Financial Times reports in its international edition.

Sawako Takeuchi, an economist with a doctorate in engineering, said one of her main objectives in reforming the OECD would be to strengthen its links to nonmember countries.

"The OECD is a membership organization, but the world economy is muc