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Development of the Establishment Frame Database

Information Stored in the Database

Information on the results of statistical surveys

The Establishment Frame Database is based on the results of the Economic Census for Business Frame and the Economic Census for Business Activity.

In addition, the results of statistical surveys conducted by ministries and agencies are stored in the database after their usefulness is examined.

Economic Census

Administrative records information

According to the Article 27 of the Statistics Act (Act No.53 of 2007).fEfBf, an "establishment and enterprise referral" service is offered by using data on labour insurance, and commercial and corporate registration.

Development Process

May 2007

  • Revision of the Statistics Act
    It was stipulated by law that the new Establishment Frame Database shall be developed by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications.

March 2009

  • Formulation of the "Master Plan Concerning the Development of Official Statistics (Cabinet decision)"

March 2011

  • Formulation of the "Policy for Developing the Establishment Frame Database (decided by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications)"

January 2013

  • Completion of system development, and commencement of operations

June 2013

  • Preparation of annual frame for 2012 (preliminary edition), and start of provision of services

March 2014

  • Formulation of the "Master Plan Concerning the Development of Official Statistics (Cabinet decision)" of the second period

* An annual frame is information on a parent frame based on questionnaire data for the Economic Census, as well as various kinds of administrative records information and the results of various statistical surveys, at a specific point in time each year. It aims to provide data to national government agencies, prefectures, government-ordinance-designated cities, etc., so that survey subjects for statistical surveys on establishments conducted by administrative agencies may be extracted, or statistics concerning establishments may be compiled.

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