Statistical Material for Learning about Japan
An English-language guide to statistical information about Japan, this site created by the National Diet Library of Japan introduces major statistical materials on Japan written in English, or in both Japanese and English. This finding aid presents both printed publications and web-accessible information.
While there are significant differences in the statistics made available in the United States and Japan, most of the statistics provided by the Japanese government can be found on the internet.
Nihon Tōkei Nenkan = Japan Statistical Yearbook
EAC: HA4621 .J373;
Latest in EA Ref.
The basic statistical source, provides information on land & climate, population, national accounts, currency and flow of funds, public finance, business activities, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, mining and manufacturing, construction, energy and water, information and communication/science and technology, transport, domestic trade and services, finance and insurance, labor and wages, prices and land values, housing and estate, family income and expenditures, social security, health and sanitation, education, culture, government employees and elections, justice and police, environment, disasters and accidents, comparative international statistics. Statistics from the most recent edition available in Excel and PDF formats at http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/nenkan/index.htm
Nihon Choki Tōkei sōran = Historical Statistics of Japan
EA Ref: HC462.7 .N475 1987
A compilation of the Japan Statistical Yearbook and its prewar predecessor, Nihon Teikoku Tōkei nenkan; covers 1885 to 1985. Unlike the latter, it includes defense statistics. The web version extended its time-series (1868-2002) and enriched the coverage of statistics; contains 836 statistical tables in 31 fields at http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/chouki/index.htm
Shichōson jōhō sōran
EAC: JS7373.A6 S53; latest in EA Ref.
A two-volume set covering eastern and western Japan containing hard-to-find statistical data for villages, towns and cities.
Chōki keizai tōkei = Estimates of Long-Term Economic Statistics of Japan Since 1868
長期経済統計。 推計と分析 13 vols.
EA Ref: HA1845 .E8 1965
Compiled by a team of economists after WWII to address the need for economic statistics for the wartime era and to create a continuous index.
Shakai seikatsu tōkei shihyō= Statistical Indicators on Social Life
EAC: HN721 .S535
Covers population, economics, finance, education, labor, family budgets, housing, social security, health care, safety, allocation of daily time.
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