Statistical Compendia for Learning about Japan

A material which compiles various primary statistics is called a Statistical Compendium. Using the index of a Statistical Compendium, you can find statistics which meet your needs. It is recommended to search a Statistical Compendium first when you do not know where to find the statistics you need. Sources are indicated for each statistic in the Statistical Compendium and sometimes the source has more detailed data.

One of the most comprehensive Japanese Statistical Compendia is the Japan Statistical YearbookLink to an external site published by the Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. The Yearbook covers many statistical fields, including land, population, economy, society, culture, and finance and by searching its index with keywords, you can find the statistics you need.
There are other examples such as the Statistical Yearbook of Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and FisheriesLink to an external site, which cover certain statistical fields, and Tokyo Statistical YearbookLink to an external site which covers statistics of a certain geographical area.

This search guide introduces some of the most comprehensive Japanese Statistical Compendia.

When a different version has a different call number, the number is not indicated. Please search NDL Online with the title.

  • Nihon Tokei Nenkan(Japan Statistical Yearbook) (Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications / annual)
    This is a statistical book which covers public and private statistics for various field in Japan. This is written in both in Japanese and English and has an index in both Japanese and English. The latest issue and back numbers of the Japan Statistical YearbookLink to an external site are on the website of the Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
  • "Statistical Handbook of Japan"(Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications / annual)(English)
    Some important statistics are chosen from the Japan Statistical Yearbook and compiled in the Statistical Handbook of Japan. The latest issue and back numbers of the Statistical Handbook of JapanLink to an external site are on the website of the Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
  • Historical Statistics of Japan(Japanese, English)
    This is a website of time-series data collected from statistics of Japanese land, population, economy, society, culture, and finance from Meiji to Showa era. The last update was March 2012.Now, it is available on WARP (Web Archiving Project).
  • Nihon kokusei zueLink to holding information of the National Diet Library(Yano Tsuneta Kinenkai / annual / our call no.:Z41-107)(Japanese)
    This is a databook which explains the Japanese social and financial situation with charts and graphs. It includes a wide range of public and private statistics and shows some current topics in each field. (Index
  • Tokei de miru nihonLink to holding information of the National Diet Library(Nihon Tokei Kyokai / annual / our call no.:Z3-B412)(Japanese)
    This book explains the current situation of various fields in Japan with statistical data and charts.(Index

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