Long Term Economic Statistics (LTES) Database
The Long-Term Economic Statistics (Kazushi Okawa, Miyohei Shinohara, and Mataji Umemura, eds., Tokyo Keizai Shinposha 1965-1988) are a series of statistical compendia that provide a comprehensive systematic collection of carefully estimated and prepared historical statistics of modern Japan spanning a variety of economic activities. Conforming to the System of National Accounts, they present time-series economic statistics from the beginning of the Meiji period. The LTES Database contains the main economic statistics from the Long-Term Economic Statistics in a database format.
Asian Historical Statistics: Basic Data
As one of the subprojects of the Hi-Stat Project, the Asian Historical Statistics (ASHSTAT) Project provides estimates of long-term economic statistics on the Asian region spanning from the pre-World War II period to the present based on the System of National Accounts (SNA). The basic data used in the estimation process are made public on a trial basis. For currently available data, please refer to the following website.
Note: Part of the statistical data prepared under the 1995-2000 COE project is also available (see the website below). For access information, please read the notes for "Asian Historical Statistics: Basic Data." Please also note that the data were made public a while ago.
JIP Database 2010
The Japan Industrial Productivity (JIP) 2010 Database contains annual data for 108 sectors of the Japanese economy from 1970 to 2007 that can be used for total factor productivity (TFP) analyses. JIP is constructed and regularly updated by the data archive/supervisory group of Hitotsubashi University's Global COE Program Research Unit for Statistical and Empirical Analysis in Social Sciences (G-COE Hi-Stat) in collaboration with the research project—Study on Industry-Level and Firm-Level Productivity in Japan—of the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI). The database covers the entire Japanese economy and includes detailed sectoral data, such as capital service input indices, labor service input indices, and real capital stocks. Also featured are data for the nominal cost of capital by type of capital and industry, annual nominal and real input-output tables, and several supplementary tables such as statistics on trade, inward and outward FDI, and Japan's industrial structure.
Our contribution to EU KLEMS project
The G-COE Hi-Stat Program contributed to the construction of the EU KLEMS Database, which covers Japan, the United States, and EU countries up to 2007, by providing the JIP 2009 Database re-calculated for EU KLEMS. This work is also in collaboration with RIETI's research project, the Study of Industry-Level and Firm-
Level Productivity in Japan.
EALC Database 2010
The East Asian Listed Companies (EALC) Database 2010 principally targets all listed firms in Japan, China, South Korea, and Taiwan (excluding the financial sector). It includes data necessary to measure TFP at the company level. The periods covered are 1985 through 2007 for Japanese firms, 1999 through 2005 for Chinese firms, and 1985 through 2005 for South Korean and Taiwanese firms. The database is created by the Center for Economic Institutions (CEI) at Hitotsubashi University in collaboration with the Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER), the Center for China and Asian Studies at Nihon University (project leader: Professor Tomohiko Inui), and the Center for Corporate Competitiveness at Seoul National University (led by Professor Keun Lee).
"The Center's Data"
The Research Center for Information and Statistics of Social Science supports the use of micro-data from government statistics. As part of the center's effort, it has started to independently collect and publish data which are not gathered by various data-collecting entities despite their importance from the perspective of researchers. Such data are called "the Center's data" and are collected according to academic inquiries of the time.
Hi-Stat Guide (Hi-Stat Social Science Database Network)
The G-COE Hi-Stat Program, in collaboration with the IER Library, constructed the website "Hi-Stat Social Science Database Network," which presents databases
created and collected by IER faculty and researchers. Databases include those compiled by the G-COE Hi-Stat Program and other projects. In addition, this website includes the databases purchased by IER as well as government survey micro data for which the micro analysis section of the IER supports secondary use.
Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR)
The Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR) is a comprehensive survey to collect panel data concerning the lives and health of the elderly. It was established in 2007 and conducted by RIETI, Hitotsubashi University, and the University of Tokyo. The survey is designed to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, comparability with preceding surveys such as the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) in the United States, the Survey of Health, Aging, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) in continental Europe, and the English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA) in the United Kingdom. By analyzing JSTAR data, researchers can track specific characteristics of Japan's elderly population and make global comparisons of their characteristics. In this sense, JSTAR is Japan's first globally comparable panel data survey of the elderly.