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News Bulletin November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016


No.265

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The 30th Chinese Statistical Mission to Japan

  The 30th statistical mission from China, headed by Mr. ZENG Yuping, Director-General, Administrative Office, National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS), visited Japan from October 17 to 22, 2016.

  After exchanging greetings with the senior officials of the SBJ and the Office of the Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards) (DGPP-(SS)), they discussed 'Statistical information publicity' and 'e-Stat (Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan) and dissemination of statistical information' with the SBJ staff, and discussed 'Coordinating the statistical work among ministries' with the DGPP-(SS) staff. Additionally, they visited the Ministry of Land, Transport and Tourism, and discussed 'Basic survey of Land' and 'Japan Property Price Index.'

  On October 19, they paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Saburo SHIMADA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications.

  After that, the mission visited the Wakayama Prefectural Government and exchanged information on the statistical activities of local governments.

  Japan and China have been cooperating to dispatch and invite statistical missions almost every year since 1980. 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 30th mission were as follows:
Mr. ZENG Yuping, Director-General, Administrative Office, NBS
Mr. JIA Hai, Director-General, Department of Investment and Construction Statistics, NBS
Ms. LIU Yuqin, Director, Division of Documents and Telecommunications, Administrative Office, NBS
Ms. DING Yong, Consultant, Division of Key Projects Monitoring, Department of Investment and Construction Statistics, NBS

Website:http://www.stat.go.jp/english/info/meetings/bilateral/china201610.htm




Visitors

The following people visited SBJ:

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