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4.2 Summarized Statistics in Selected Areas: English

4.2 Summarized Statistics in Selected Areas: English

4.2.1 Financial Statistics of Japan (Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, annual) (English)

About 40 statistical tables in such areas as budget, tax, finance, trade, etc. are included in this publication. It dates back to 1951, when the first edition was published under the title "Quarterly Bulletin of Financial Statistics". The title was changed to the present one in 1983.

Various kinds of summarized statistics related to finance are provided in Budget外部サイトへのリンク on the Website of the Ministry of Finance.

4.2.2 Abstract of Statistics on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Govt. of Japan, Association of Agriculture and Forestry Statistics, annual, ¥2,500) (English)

In order to introduce the trends in Japanese agriculture, forestry and fisheries to overseas readers, major statistics provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), and some other organizations are presented in English in a concise edited format. The first edition was published in 1953.

The latest edition is available at Abstract of Statistics on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan外部サイトへのリンク on the Website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

4.2.3 EDMC Handbook of Energy & Economic Statistics in Japan (Energy Conservation Center, annual, ¥2,400) (English)

This compact handbook contains statistics outlining Japan's energy situation, including trends in energy demand by sector and changes in demand and supply by energy source. Most sections include statistical figures since 1965. In some sections, major figures are compared with those of other selected countries. The first edition was issued in 1996.

4.2.4 Information & Communications in Japan (InfoCom Research, annual, ¥4,500) (English)

An overview of the Japanese information and communications industry is given in this systematically edited publication. Recent trends in such areas as the Internet, mobile communications, broadcasting, cable television, etc. are clearly shown with a variety of charts and tables. The first edition was published in 1990.

4.1.5 Yearbook on Labour Statistics (Rodo Tokei Nenpo) (edited by Statistics and Information Department, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, issued by Labor Administration, annual, ¥11,143) (Bilingual)

In addition to major statistics prepared by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare on the actual state of and changes in the labor economy and climate, statistics provided by other ministries and foreign organizations are included. With the aim of providing basic materials for clarifying labor problems, it contains a wide variety of labor statistics on employment, wages, working hours, etc.

4.2.6 Statistical Abstracts on Health and Welfare in Japan (edited by Statistics and Information Dept., Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Health and Welfare Statistics Association, annual, ¥3,300) (English)

This publication contains major statistics concerning health and welfare administration, covering such fields as population and households, health care (including medical care and pharmaceuticals), social welfare, health and welfare for the elderly, social insurance, social security, and so on. The first edition was published in 1985 under the title "Health and Welfare Statistics in Japan". The present title has been used since 1999.

4.2.7 Statistical Abstract (edited by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Printing Bureau, Ministry of Finance, annual, ¥800) (English)

This is a handy booklet written in English introducing major statistics useful for gaining an accurate understanding of the present situation of Japanese education, science and technology, sports and culture. It is mainly composed of statistics prepared by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, as well as those provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. When the first edition was published in 1978, it was called the "Statistical Abstract of Education, Science and Culture". Since then, it has undergone some minor changes.

4.2.8 Quality of the Environment (White Paper)外部サイトへのリンク (Ministry of Environment) (English)

This site is located on the Website of the Ministry of Environment.

Based on the summary of "Kankyo Hakusho" (written in Japanese), it concisely describes the environment in Japan using various charts.It includes 'Quality of the Environment in Japan'(-2002) and 'Annual Report on the Environment in Japan' (2003-).

In Japan's Environment at a Glance外部サイトへのリンク on the Ministry of Environment's Website, the present state of Japan's environment is briefly described by category ('Water', 'Forest', etc.) with the assistance of visual aids.

4.2.9 Population Statistics of Japan外部サイトへのリンク (National Institute of Population and Social Security Research) (English)(Ministry of Environment) (English)

This site is located on the Website of National Institute of Population and Social Security Research.

From the vast amount of statistical information on population, the most important statistics are extracted and compiled here. Most of the 160 statistical tables contain not only the latest figures but also previous ones so that time-series analyses can be made. It must be noted, however, that only national statistics are included here and that statistical figures by prefecture are unavailable.

4.2.10 Summary of Monthly Economic Construction Statistics外部サイトへのリンク (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport) (English)

This site is located on the Website of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

This site shows monthly and yearly results of statistical surveys conducted on construction activities, including surveys on building construction started and construction orders received. You can also obtain such information as number of construction projects started by use and structure, source of funds (private or public), number of construction projects and value of contract by construction method, etc.

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