Overview of the Organization

Date of Establishment

April 1, 2003

Legal Basis for Establishment

Act on General Rules for Incorporated Administrative Agencies
Act on the National Statistics Center, Incorporated Administrative Agency


To perform data processing for various statistical surveys and research on statistical technology integrally. To ensure the reliability of statistics and contribute to the improvement of statistical technology.

Minister in charge

Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications


About 700

Scope of our Work

  1. To perform data processing for Population Census.
  2. To conduct and perform data processing for the census and statistical surveys under entrustment from national government administrative organs and local governments.
  3. To accumulate and process necessary information for producing and using statistics.
  4. To research technologies necessary for affairs concerning 1 – 3 above.
  5. To provide questionnaire information using on-site facilities, data of custom-made tabulation and anonymized data under entrustment from national government administrative organs and incorporated administrative agencies based on the Statistics Act.
  6. To conduct activities concerning each affair mentioned above.


1871Main Office of the Meiji government establishes Statistics Division.
1885Meiji Cabinet establishes the Statistics Bureau.
1920First nationwide population census (October 1).
1949Bureau is transferred to the Prime Minister’s Office, becoming the data processing department, the Statistics Bureau of the Prime Minister’s Office.
1984Statistics Center established as part of the new Management and Coordination Agency.
2001With the restructuring of the central government, the Statistics Center become part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
2003The 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
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