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Overview of the Organization

Date of Establishment
April 1, 2003
Legal Basis for Establishment
Incorporated Administrative Agency General Law
National Statistics Center Law
Objectives
Perform the tabulation of various statistical surveys, pursue collective research of statistics technology, maintain the reliability of statistics.
Minister in charge
Minster of Internal Affairs and Communications
Employees
About 700
Scope of our Work
  1. To tabulate census and survey returns concerning the fundamental matters of the nation, including the Population Census.
  2. To tabulate census and survey returns upon entrustment by the administrative bodies of the national and local governments.
  3. To accumulate and process necessary data connecting compilation and use of statistics.
  4. To do research on statistical techniques and other affairs concerning 1 - 3 above.
  5. To conduct activities concerning each affairs mentioned above.
Timeline
1871
Main Office of the Meiji government establishes Statistics Division.
1885
Meiji Cabinet establishes the Statistics Bureau.
1920
First nationwide population census (October 1).
1949
Bureau is transferred to the Prime Minister's Office, becoming the data processing department, the Statistics Bureau of the Prime Minister's Office.
1984
Statistics Center established as part of the new Management and Coordination Agency.
2001
With the restructuring of the central government, the Statistics Center become part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
2003
The National Statistics Center begins operations as an incorporated administrative agency.
Public Address
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Bldg. 2 19-1 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 162-8668
TEL: +81-3-5273-1200
E-mail: nstac-info_atmark_nstac.go.jp
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