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, but the terms for commercial use is unclear.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • ? Is the data machine readable
  • ? 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
  • N Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   1/4/2008
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Mon Oct 21 2013 17:13:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)