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Introduction

   This booklet is a guide to the organization and functions of the Statistics Bureau, the Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards), and the Statistical Research and Training Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of the Government of Japan. These organizations play a pivotal role in the statistical system of the Japanese government. The Statistics Bureau is responsible for (1) planning and executing major censuses and statistical surveys, and (2) compiling and disseminating statistical information. The Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards) is responsible for planning and coordinating the governmentfs statistical activities.

   Throughout this booklet, the Statistics Bureau is generally referred to as “the Bureau,” the Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards) as “the Director-General for Policy Planning,” the Statistical Research and Training Institute as “the Institute,” and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications as “the MIC.”


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