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News Bulletin February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017


No.268

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Signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Statistics Bureau of Japan and the National Statistics Office of Mongolia

  On February 9, Ms. Ariunzaya Ayush, Chair of the National Statistics Office of Mongolia (NSO) and 2 statistical officials from NSO visited SBJ to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between SBJ and NSO.
  Mr. Masato Aida, Director-General of SBJ, and Ms. Ariunzaya Ayush, Chair of NSO, had a meeting, and agreed to establish the basis for in depth cooperation between SBJ and NSO 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
  5. Using official statistical information.

  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 February 13, the NSO's delegation paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Kenji Harada, the State Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications.
  The members of the delegation from NSO who visited SBJ were as follows:
  Ms. Ariunzaya Ayush, Chair of NSO
  Mr. Tsevegdorj Chimedtseren, Director, Administration Department
  Ms. Ganchimeg Mijiddorj, Director of Department of Foreign relations Division

http://www.stat.go.jp/english/info/meetings/bilateral/mongolia1702.htm



High-level government officials from Egypt visit Japan

  High-level government officials from Egypt, headed by Ms. Ghada Mostafa Abdalla, Under Secretary for President Affairs, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), visited Japan from the end of this January.
  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 the 'Population Census,' 'Labour Force Survey,' ' 2016 Economic Census for Business Activity,' ' e-Stat,' and 'Grid Square Statistics' with the SBJ staff, and discussed the 'Statistical Law System' with the DGPP-(SS) staff.
  On February 2, the Egyptian officials paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Saburo SHIMADA, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications. They discussed the situation surrounding statistical activities in both countries with Mr. SHIMADA.
  SBJ has cooperated with JICA's Project for developing a statistical quality system at CAPMAS since 2016. The main purpose of this project is to improve the quality of statistical studies in Egypt. This visit of the CAPMAS executives is one of the activities on the above project.
  The members were as follows:
  Ms. Ghada Mostafa Abdalla, Under Secretary for President Affairs, CAPMAS
  Ms. Hoda Mostafa, General Director, International Cooperation Department, CAPMAS
  Mr. Ahmed Kamal, President Advisor, CAPMAS
  Ms. Yasmin Ahmed, Manager of Afro-Asian Cooperation Dept., International Cooperation Department, CAPMAS



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