Key national statistics such as demographic and economic indicators (GDP, unemployment, population, etc). To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • GDP for the whole country updated at least quarterly
  • Unemployment statistics updated at least monthly
  • Population updated at least once a year

Data Location


This so-called "e-stat" is the one-stop government stat data site of Japan. Most of data are available in Excel, some even CSV (unfortunately some are still PDF). You may use them basically free of charge.

"3) Prohibited use" makes the data non-open.

Restrictions on use found here.

Reviewer comments

Data are recent but not always open and not always in csv.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   CSV, PDF, Excel
Reviewer   Zach Christensen
Submitters   Satoshi IIDA
Last modified   Sat Sep 12 2015 23:35:39 GMT+0000 (UTC)