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News Bulletin January 30, 2018

January 30, 2018


No.279

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

The Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP), and the Statistics Bureau of Japan (SBJ) and the Statistical Research and Training Institute of Japan (SRTI) hosted the Seminar on Statistical Capacity Building for New Data Sources

  The Seminar on Statistical Capacity Building for New Data Sources was held on 8 December 2017 in Tokyo, and was organized by the SIAP, the SBJ and the SRTI. The seminar gathered 48 participants from 24 countries/ regions and 5 international organizations, in conjunction with the Thirteenth Management Seminar for the Heads of National Statistical Offices in Asia and the Pacific which was held on 6 and 7 December 2017.

  The seminar started with a welcome message by Mr. Toshihiko WAKO, Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). The participants engaged in lively discussions during the seminar which consisted of one keynote speech, two general sessions and one panel discussion.

  The seminar provided an important opportunity for sharing experience and challenges for statistical capacity building for the development of production and dissemination of official statistics with new data sources.


  The themes of the keynote speech, sessions and panel discussion of the Seminar on Statistical Capacity Building for New Data Sources:

[Keynote Speech]

  New data sources of Japanese official statistics in Big Data era
  (Presenter: Dr. Hiroe Tsubaki, President of National Statistics Center, Japan)

[Session 1]

  - Development of Research and Training on Big Data
  (Chair: Mr. Makoto Shimizu, SIAP)

[Session 2]

  - Development and Advanced Use of Open Data
  (Chair: Mr. Alick Nyasulu, SIAP)

[Panel Discussion]

  - What and How We Build Statistical Capacity with New Data Sources?
  (Chair: Ms. Millicent Gay Tejada, PARIS21 Secretariat)


  Website of the Seminar on Statistical Capacity Building for New Data Sources:   http://www.stat.go.jp/english/info/meetings/sbjseminar2017/index.htm


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- Summary Results of the October 2017 Survey of Household Economy (Items Related to Expenditure) (Two-or-more-person households)

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    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/joukyou/12.htm

December 15, 2017


Results of the Survey of Research and Development (2017)

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      Expenditure on R&D as a percentage of GDP was 3.42 percent, a 0.13 percentage point decrease from the previous fiscal year.

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    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kagaku/1544.htm

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<Total Population>

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- As of July 1, 2017 (Final estimates)
<Total Population>

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  • The population aged 15 to 64 was 76,106 thousand, a decrease of 605 thousand (0.79 percent) from the previous year.
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<Japanese population>

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"Monthly Report on Internal Migration in Japan" (November 2017)

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    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/idou/3.htm

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"Labour Force Survey (Basic Tabulation)" (November 2017)

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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/cpi/1581.htm


Family Income and Expenditure Survey (Two-or-more-person Households: November 2017)

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    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kakei/156.htm


Retail Price Survey (November 2017, Main Cities (December 2017, Ku-area of Tokyo))

             http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kouri/doukou/15i2.htm


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"Monthly Survey on Service Industries" (October 2017 (preliminary))

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