A web-based facility for storing and access of sub-national agricultural statistical data files from the country source. National focal points are responsible for maintaining the database.
The Role of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries, as an important sector of Japan's economic structure, contribute outstandingly to the development of national economy and stabilization of national life through their role of providing stable supply of foods indispensable to our daily life.
Farmland and forest also play the role of cleaning air and water, fostering water resources and conserving national land resources. Furthermore, nature and verdant scenic sights abundant in the rural communities is closely related to the national life as they provide mental tranquility for the people through communion between man and nature.
The circumstances surrounding the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries of Japan are severe, due to such factor as imbalance between supply and demand in agricultural products (e.g. rice), delay in the management scale expansion in the so-called' land-extensive agriculture' like rice cultivation, and the escalating pressure for opening up the market from various overseas countries. And in order to promote the harmonious development of economic society and stability of national life sound development of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries and advancement of the welfare of the people engaged in these industries would be indispensable.
In order to assure healthy and abundant dietary life for the people, moreover, it is necessary to strive towards maintenance and reinforcement of the ability to attain self-sufficiency in food supplies at all times, maintaining, on the other hand, an appropriate combination of import and domestic production.
From these viewpoints, the Ministry comprehensively undertakes administration related to agricultural, forestry and fisheries products, covering from production to consumption and also to rural development and promotion of the welfare of rural inhabitants with a view to achieving stable supply of food, sound development of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries and upgrading of the welfare of rural inhabitants.
Statistics Department of MAFF in Japan
An accurate and objective understanding is gained on how food and other products indispensable for everyday life are produced, distributed and consumed, and Statistics are provided.
Conduct statistical surveys on food consumption at home, the actual condition of the food products, the economic activities of agricultural, forestry and fisheries management bodies, the co-existence of rural areas, etc.
Provide the result of various statistical surveys on the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Website and through “Statistics and Information Centers” located throughout the country.
Contact address of Food and Agricultural Statistics in Japan
Statistics Planning Division, Statistics Department
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Fisheries
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8950
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