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National Classifications

(JSIC Rev.12)

Country / Area: Japan

Classification category: Activity classifications

General information
1 (a)Name of the current national classification (full name in official national languages and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)日本標準産業分類(第12回改定)
Japan Standard Industrial Classification(Rev.12)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?JSIC is available in Japanese and English.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes.
Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?JSIC is composed of four levels, namely divisions, major groups, groups and details (industries). The composition (in the twelfth revision) includes 20 divisions, 99 major groups, 529 groups and 1,455 industries.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Example:
  0111 Rice farming
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.JSIC is not directly linked to International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC). Therefore we are preparing the correspondence tables between ISIC and JSIC in most classes.
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns)JSIC is individually made to reflect the industrial structure in Japan. Therefore, some differences in the coverage of each division may be observed between ISIC and JSIC. For example, Museums and art galleries, Zoological gardens and Botanical gardens are classified in " R - Arts,entertainment and recreation " in ISIC. They are classified in "O Education and Learning Support" in JSIC.
3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.In JSIC, the industry such as head offices, branch offices, branches engaged in managerial operations are, as a general rule, classified under the appropriate item of group "establishment engaged in administrative or ancillary economic activities" provided in the major group based on their primary economic activities throughout all the establishments controlled.

On the other hand, they are classified in “Activities of head offices” as a kind of “M Professional, scientific and technical activities” in ISIC.

3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)JSIC is not directly linked to ISIC, but we think we can provide the data almost at division level(2-digis) of the ISIC by rearranging the data.
3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future.Not applicable
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.Population Census(3-digits), Economic Census (3-digits).
4 (b)Please give the names of institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes (as opposed to statistical purposes in question 4(a)). Also indicate the kind of use (e.g. tax offices, social security, customs, enterprise register, employment services, work permits etc.)The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, tax offices, use JSIC for administrative guidance. (e.g. subsidy, tax).
4 (c)Please indicate if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. Are these classifications available and useful for the Statistical Office?In Japan there are no alternative classifications.
Implementation / revision status
5 (a)Please state the date of the official adoption of the classification. If not yet adopted, please indicate the current state (e.g. in development, sent for approval, in printing, ready to be distributed etc.)The date of the first official adoption is October 1949. (12th revision, November 2007).
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Application date of JSIC(Rev.12) is April, 1,2008
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?We start works on the 13th revision of JSIC and it will come into effect in 2013.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)In Japan, JSIC was first available in 1949 and have been revised 12 times. We do not have former national "standard" classification before JSIC.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNot applicable
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a))Not applicable
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Not applicable
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Not applicable
5 (i)Are statistical data still collected or published according to the former classification? Please indicate if this statistical data is collected or published by the Statistical Office or elsewhere.Not applicable
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Explanatory Notes is released.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Now we are preparing conversion tables between ISIC Rev.4 and JSIC2007 in Japanese.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Not applicable
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes. following site applies to it.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)JSIC in Japanese are available in electronic form on Website. (e.g. PDF) JSIC 2002 and 2007 in English is also available on Website. (e.g. PDF)
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Now we are preparing conversion tables.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationDirector-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryaddress : 19-1, Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 162-8668
phone number : 81-3-5273-1148
e-mail : internat@soumu.go.jp
website : http://www.stat.go.jp/english/
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNone, in particular.

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/12/2012