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

Japan Statistical Yearbook

The Japan Statistical Yearbook, which has been published since 1882, provides a wide range of major statistics (on Japan's population, society, economy, firms, medical care, etc.). For volumes before 2011, which have not been converted into database format yet, the IER will successively publish the titles of tables as well as column and row labels in Japanese and English for major statistical tables (in Excel format) as well as PDF image files of the tables.
The database is being compiled as part of the JSPS's "Program for Constructing Data Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences." We are grateful for the cooperation and support of the Statistics Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the organizations that constructed the original source data, and the Statistical Information Institute for Consulting and Analysis.

Statistical Tables

  • Tables of Contents
    • Meiji Period: Statistical Yearbook of Japan/Statistical Yearbook of Imperial Japan, Volumes 1-30 (1882-1911)
      Download (*.XLSX)
    • Taisho Period and Prewar Showa Period: Statistical Yearbook of Imperial Japan, Volumes 31-59 (1912-1940)
      Download (*.XLSX)
    • Postwar Period: Japan Statistical Yearbook, Volumes 1-59 (1949-2010)
      Download (*.XLSX)
  • List of Volumes

Work on Excel files providing titles of tables as well column and row labels in Japanese and English for each volume is in progress.

Related Sites

Japan Statistical Yearbook (Statistics Bureau of Japan)
Data from the statistical tables are provided in Excel format from the Japan Statistical Yearbook 2011 onward. From the Japan Statistical Yearbook 2013 onward, entire yearbooks are available in e-book format and are fully text searchable.
National Diet Library Digital Collection
Volumes 31-59 of the Statistical Yearbook of Imperial Japan for the years 1912-1940 are available in digital image format.