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News Bulletin November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015


No.253

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

The delegation from Vietnam visited the Statistics Bureau of Japan

  The delegation from Vietnam, headed by Mr. Nguyen Van Lieu, Deputy Director-General, General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO), visited SBJ from October 19 to 23, 2015, to learn the utilization method of ICT in the field of statistics.
  During the visit, they exchanged greetings with the senior officials of SBJ, and were given information on several topics by the SBJ staff: Outline of the Statistics Bureau, Outline of the Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan (e-Stat), Project of Open Data for Official Statistics, Relationship between Statistics and Big data, and Outline of "The Report on Internal Migration in Japan", etc.
  On October 22, they paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Atsushi KOGA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications.
  Their visit is based on the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between GSO and SBJ, which was signed on January 14, 2015, to establish the basis for in depth cooperation between both sides in the area of statistics and other related fields of mutual interests.

The delegation members from Vietnam:
Mr. Nguyen Van Lieu, Deputy Director-General, GSO
Mr. Cao Van Hoach, Deputy Director , Statistical Methodology and ICT Department of GSO
Mr. Nguyen Van Hoa, Deputy Director, Administrator Department, GSO
Mr. Nguyen Gia Luyen, Director, Center of Statistic Information System No.1, GSO
Mr. Tran Van Hoa, Director, Center of Statistic Information System No.3, GSO
Ms. Tran Thi Kim Nga, Deputy Director, Khanh Hoa Provincial Statistics Office of GSO

Website:http://www.stat.go.jp/english/info/meetings/bilateral/viet201510.htm


Visitors

  On November 4, 14 statistical officials of the participants in the "Knowledge Co-Creation Program (Young Leaders) for Thailand/ Policy on Information and Communication Technology Course" of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), visited SBJ to learn about the statistical works in Japan.


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<Total Population>

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  • The population aged 15 to 64 was 77,198 thousand, a decrease of 1,028 thousand (1.31%) from the previous year.
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  • The number of intra-prefectural migrants (All nationalities) was 222,132, an increase of 21,742 (10.8%) from the previous year.
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"Retail Price Survey" (September 2015, Main Cities (October 2015, Ku-area of Tokyo))

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


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


"Monthly Survey on Service Industries" August 2015 (preliminary)

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  • Number of persons working at the Location of Establishment: 28.73 million persons, up 0.9% over the year.

    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/mssi/kekka.htm

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