Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Program for Constructing Data Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Support for custom-made aggregate statistics

Overview

As part of the "Program for Constructing Data Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences" of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, has launched an initiative to provide financial support for projects requiring custom-made aggregate statistics and is making an open call for such projects.

The National Statistics Center and other government bodies, in order to further academic research, accept requests from the general public to prepare, generally for a fee, aggregate statistics using survey and census data underlying official statistics.
For details on custom-made data, please refer to the website of the National Statistics Center (explanation available in Japanese only).

The initiative to provide support for custom-made statistics offers financial help with the associated fees for custom-made statistics provided by the National Statistics Center, provided certain conditions are met. The statistical tables prepared with this financial help will be made available for download here after a specific period.

Results

To access statistical tables prepared using the financial support for custom-made aggregate statistics offered under this initiative, follow the links below.

Open Call and Application Form

FY 2020
(Closed for Applications)
Open Call for Participants
Application Form

For reference

FY 2019
(Closed for Applications)
Open Call for Participants
Application Form
FY 2018
(Closed for Applications)
Open Call for Participants
Application Form

How to Apply (excerpt from the Open Call for Participants)

Using your own email address, please send us by e-mail the application form you submitted to the National Statistics Center as well as a PDF and a Word version of the Application Form provided on this page.

Further, please make sure to get in touch with us at the email address below during your preliminary consultations with the National Statistics Center (i.e., before formally requesting the statistics to be prepared) to let us know that you are planning to use this support, so that we can explain the procedure and other details to you.

Points to Note (excerpt from the Open Call for Participants)

Due to accounting procedures, the National Statistics Center only accepts requests for custom-made aggregate statistics that can be provided within the same fiscal year.

Therefore, once the amount of work involved in the requests that the National Statistics Office has received in a particular fiscal year reaches its capacity, it may stop accepting requests for custom-made aggregate statistics early.

Moreover, since an estimate of the number of hours required for the work and the fee amount will be made only after the statistical tables to be compiled have been specified in detail, applicants should expect that it will take at least one month from the preliminary request until they can make their official request. It is therefore recommended that applicants consult with the National Statistics Center and submit their preliminary request as early as possible.