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『The 2015 National Census』will be conducted!

The national census will be conducted, as of October 1st, 2015.
The national census takes place every 5 years, asking those who ordinarily reside in Japan questions including names, sex as well as number of family members in each dwelling.
The statistical information acquired from the census will be utilized extensively, for example, to understand the current situation of local communities, for different businesses and organizations to estimate demands for goods and services, and for stores to manage their businesses such as location planning.

Starting from this year, one can now complete the census online using either a smartphone or a personal computer.
With the option of being able to respond using the internet, enabling each household to answer in their free time; having to arrange time for the collection of the questionnaires is no longer needed. This has consequently omitted the postal delivery process, making a convenient and simple response possible. English version is also available for those completing the census using personal computers.

Census workers will visit each household after September 10th, so please read the details in the guidelines carefully, and we request that you complete the questions online.
Furthermore, for households that did not complete the census using the internet, the surveyors will visit after September 26th, to distribute and collect the paper questionnaires.

We kindly ask you for your understanding and for your cooperation regarding the census survey.

Contact information:
Kitakyushu General Affairs and Planning Bureau Planning Division
(TEL. 582-2135) ※Japanese only
URL: (external link)

National Census Promotional Character ‘Census-kun’
National Census Promotional Character ‘Census-kun’


International Policy Division,
Planning and Coordination Bureau,
1-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-8501 JAPAN
Tel: 093-582-2146
(International Calling +81-93-582-2146)
Fax: 093-582-2176