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International Statistical Activities

International Symposium on Development of Official Statistics

1. Background and Purposes:
  The national statistical systems are constantly evolving all over the world, and several countries recently enacted or renewed the legislations giving foundations for official statistics. Japan is no exception, and a new act was passed by the Parliament in May 2007 to replace the Statistics Act that had been in effect since 1947. By the new act, “Statistics Commission”, a high-level consultative organ that assumes a leadership for development of official statistics, established in the Cabinet Office in October 2007, and after preparatory works for over a year the new act will be fully enacted in the spring of 2009.
  According to the above-memtioned situation, this symposium was held to exchange views and experiences in regard to the development of official statistics from an international perspective.

2. Organizers
  Cabinet Office, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
  (Supported by National Statistics Center)

3. Date and Venue
  Date: 27 November 2007
  Venue: U Thant Conference Hall of the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan    Access Map
              (53-70, Jingumae 5-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan)


4. Speakers
<Invited Speakers>
  Dr. Paul Cheung, Director, United Nations Statistics Division
  Ms. Katherine Wallman, Chief Statistician, Office of Management and Budget, USA
  Mr. Mike Hughes, Director of National Statistics and Policy Group, Office for National Statistics, UK
  Mr. Brian Pink, Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics
  Mr. Lin Xianyu, Deputy Commissioner, National Bureau of Statistics, China
  Mr. HAN, Sung Hee, Director, Training Management Division, Statistical Training Institute,
                                    Korea National Statistical Office

<Japanese Speakers>
  Dr. Kei Takeuchi, Chairman, Statistics Commission
  Dr. Masahiro Kuroda, President, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
  Mr. Shigeru Kawasaki, Director-General, Statistics Bureau of Japan
  etc.

5. Agenda
Moderator
    Mr. Fumikazu Hida, Executive Research Fellow, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Cabinet Office (CAO), Japan
Keynote Speech-1 "Statistical Reform in Japan"(PDF:20KB)
    Dr. Kei Takeuchi, Chairman of the Statistics Commission, Japan
Keynote Speech-2 "International Trends on Statistical Development"(PDF:35KB)
    Dr. Paul Cheung, Director, UN Statistics Division
Session 1 "How to Achieve Good Governance of the Statistical System"

Chairman
    Mr. Shigeru Kawasaki, Director-General, Statistics Bureau of Japan (SBJ)

Lead Speakers
    Mr. Brian Pink, Australian Statistician
    "Governance of Australia's Official Statistics System"(PDF:48KB)

    Mr. Mike Hughes, Director of National Statistics and Policy Group,
    Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK
    "Official Statistics in the UK Present and Future"(PDF:83KB)

    Mr. HAN, Sung Hee, Director, Training Management Division,
    Statistical Training Institute, Korea National Statistical Office
    "Governance of National Statistical System of Korea"(PDF:771KB)

Discussant
    Dr. Takeshi Hiromatsu, Member of the Statistics Commission, Japan (PDF:65KB)

    Floor Discussions

Remarks     Ms. Hiroko Ota, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
Session 2 "How to Develop Quality Statistics that Contributes to Public Needs and Policy Needs"

Chairman
    Dr. Masahiro Kuroda, President, ESRI, CAO, Japan

Lead Speakers
     Mr. Mike Hughes, Director of National Statistics and Policy Group, ONS, UK
     "The Government Statistics Service: Personnel Issues"(PDF:35KB)

     Ms. Katherine Wallman, Chief Statistician, Office of Management and Budget, USA
     "United States Federal Statistical System: Coordination, Cooperation and Collaboration"(PDF:43KB)

    Mr. Lin Xianyu, Deputy Commissioner, National Bureau of Statistics, China
    "National Economic Accounting and Statistical Development of China"(PDF:114KB)

Discussant
    Dr. Paul Cheung, Director, UN Statistics Division
    Dr. Takashi Omori, Member of the Statistics Commission, Japan (PDF:29KB)

    Floor Discussions

Closing Remarks     Dr. Takanobu Nakajima, Director, Statistics Commission Office, CAO, Japan

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