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News Bulletin January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015


No.243

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Statistics Bureau of Japan and the General Statistics Office of Vietnam

On January 14, Mr. Nguyen Bich Lam, Director General of the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO) and 4 statistical officials from GSO visited SBJ to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between SBJ and GSO.
Mr. Satohisa Inami, Director-General of SBJ, and Mr. Nguyen Bich Lam, Director General of GSO, had a meeting, and agreed to establish the basis for in depth cooperation between SBJ and GSO in the area of official statistics and signed the MOC.
The purpose of the MOC is to establish the basis for in depth cooperation between both sides in the area of statistics and other related fields of mutual interest. The main fields of collaboration are;

  1. Conducting censuses and surveys (Population and Housing Census, Economic Census, Family Income and Expenditure Survey, Survey for Consumer Price Index, and so on);
  2. Preparing statistical reports;
  3. Statistical Analysis and Forecast;
  4. Geographic Information System (GIS) and Portal Site of Official Statistics (e-Stat); and so on

During the discussion held in SBJ after signing the MOC, they recognized the importance of interaction and had discussion towards further promotion of interaction between both countries in the future.

On January 15, they met with Ms. Sanae Takaichi, the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications.
The members of the delegation from GSO who visited SBJ were as follows:

  • Mr. Nguyen Bich Lam, Director General of GSO
  • Mr. Tran Dang Long, Director of Administrative Office
  • Mr. Nguyen Huu Thoa, Director of Legislation and Statistical Inspection Department
  • Ms. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Van, Director of Integrated Statistics Department
  • Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoai, Deputy Director of Human Resources Department

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/info/meetings/receiving/vietnam2014.htm



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  • The unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, was 3.5%.

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/roudou/results/month/index.htm

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    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/cpi/1581.htm

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