Do you need to source data about Japan’s economy or political scene? It can be hard to know where to start when searching for data so we’ve come up with three suggestions for places to start. Japan is the world’s third largest economy. Because of its importance to the global economy there is a wealth of data to be found. We’ve chosen these data sources because they represent a good balance between private and governmental data provision. They also offer a wide range of data from financial to governmental to demographic.
The Statistics Bureau is the government of Japan statistics hub. It’s the place to go to if you’re looking for statistics on population, economics, inflation or even surveys of people’s leisure activities.
The Ministry of Finance is the first hub you should look at for financial data such as Balance of Payments or Foreign Currency Reserves, this website is the place to go. It’s from the government of Japan’s Ministry of Finance and so is a reputable source.
The folks at Yale have compiled this useful database of statistical resources about Japan. As well as ‘statistical yearbooks’, containing over 750 different types of statistical data, it offers historical statistics and even current public opinion polls.
If you have Japan-specific data sources you like and trust let us know through the comment section.