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The 28th Korean Statistical Mission to Japan (March 2016)

The 28th statistical mission from Republic of Korea, headed by Mr. Yeonok Choi, Director-General for Social Statistics Bureau, Statistics Korea(KOSTAT), visited Japan from March 7 to 12, 2016.

After exchanging greetings with the senior officials of the SBJ and Office of the Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards), they discussed several topics with the SBJ staff: 'Economically activity population survey' (Labor force statistics), 'Survey of Household Finance(Income, Assets and liabilities)', and 'International Cooperation in Statistics' etc.
On March 9, they paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Atsushi KOGA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications.

After that, the mission visited the Osaka Prefectural Government (Statistics Division) and exchanged information on the statistical activities of local governments.

Japan and Korea have been cooperating to dispatch and invite statistical missions almost every year since 1982. The main purpose of this program is to develop official statistics for both governments. The missions have included discussions on their experiences and challenges with regard to statistical issues, such as organization, surveys, tabulation and data provision, and circumstances of local statistical organizations.

The members of the 28th Korean Statistical Mission to Japan:
Mr. Yeonok Choi, Director General, Social Statistics Bureau, KOSTAT (second from left in the first photo)
Ms. Bokyoung Kim, Director, Welfare Statistics Division, Social Statistics Bureau, KOSTAT (second from right in the first photo)
Ms. Kyunghee Kim,Deputy Director, Social Statistics Planning Division, Social Statistics Bureau, KOSTAT (far-left in the first photo)
Ms. Yoonjung Lee, Assistant Director, International Cooperation Division, DG for Planning and Coordination, KOSTAT (far-right in the first photo)



Scene of Words by Mr. Yeonok CHOI, Director General, Social statistics Bureau, KOSTAT



Goup photo



Scene of discussion



Scene of courtesy call on Mr. Atsushi KOGA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications



Scene of visiting the Osaka Prefectural Government


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