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News Bulletin December 15, 2015

December 15, 2015


No.254

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

The 29th Japanese Statistical Mission to China

  The 29th Japanese Statistical Mission to China headed by Mr. Satohisa INAMI, Executive Adviser / Former Director-General of Statistical Bureau of Japan (SBJ), visited China from 16 to 21 November 2015.
  They discussed with the staff of the National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS) about China's Statistical System and its Challenges, Public Relations Activities in Statistics, Implementation Status of the 1% Population Sampling Survey in 2015, and the Result of the 2013 Economic Census and Challenges of the 2018 Economic Census.
  In addition, the mission visited Chengdu, and exchanged information about Local statistics work and the implementation of the 1% Population Sampling Census.
  Japan and China have been cooperating with each other through the exchange of statistical missions almost every year since 1980. The missions aim to develop official statistics of both countries, and have served as opportunities to discuss the experiences and challenges between the two offices with regard to a wide range of statistical issues, such as organization, surveys, tabulation and data provision, and circumstances of local statistical organizations.

The members of the 29th mission were as follows:
Mr. Satohisa INAMI, Executive Adviser / Former Director-General, SBJ, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
Mr. Taijiro AKO, Director, Statistical Information Systems Division, SBJ, MIC
Mr. Yukio KOMURO, Director-General, Administrative Department, National Statistics Center (NSTAC)
Mr. Hiroshi OGAWA, Director, Office for Economic Census Data Processing Statistical Data Processing Policy Division, Statistical Data Processing Department, NSTAC

Website: http://www.stat.go.jp/english/info/meetings/bilateral/china2015.htm


Visitors

  The following people visited SBJ to learn about the statistical works in Japan, respectively:


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