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   This section summarizes the results of the survey of the Computer programming and other
software services (Sub-division 391 of the Japan Standard Industrial Classification) and the Data
processing and information services (Sub-division 392) from “2006 Survey of Selected Service
Industries” executed as of November 1, 2006.


I. Survey of Selected Service Industries < common >


1. Purpose
   The Survey of Selected Service Industries aims to ascertain the realities of service industries and
to obtain basic information on measures concerning the service industries in question.


2. Background
   The Survey of Selected Service Industries is a "Designated Statistical Survey" (Designated
Statistics No.113) based on the Statistics Act (Act No.18 of 1947), as executed by the Survey of
Selected Service Industries Regulations (Ordinance of the Ministry of International Trade and
Industry No.67 of 1974).
   The Survey of Selected Service Industries Regulations and the questionnaire style are outlined at
the end of the book.


3. Effective date of survey
   The 2006 Survey of Selected Service Industries was executed as of November 1, 2006.
   Figures for survey items such as annual sales are for the one-year period between November 1,
2005 and October 31, 2006.


4. Scope of survey
   The Survey of Selected Service Industries covers industries classified into "Division H –
Information and Communications," "Division K – Finance and Insurance," "Division O – Education
and Learning support," "Division Q – Services. N.E.C." that belongs to the Japanese Standard
Industrial   Classification (Ministry of     Public    Management,     Home     Affairs, Posts    and
Telecommunications Notification No.139 of 2002), which are mainly governed by the Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry. The 2006 Survey of Selected Service Industries targeted
establishments (or enterprises) running businesses that belong to the industries listed below.
  Industries covered by the 2006 Survey of Selected Service Industries and the scope of the survey
        Industry                                         Scope of the survey
Computer                  Sub-division 391 – establishments mainly engaged in services belonging to the
programming and           computer programming and other software services industry
other software services
Data processing and       Sub-division 392 – establishments mainly engaged in services belonging to the data
information services      processing and information services industry
General goods rental      Sub-division 881 – establishments mainly engaged in services belonging to the
and leasing               general goods rental and leasing industry
Industrial equipment      Sub-division 882 – establishments mainly engaged in services belonging to the
and machinery rental      industrial equipment and machinery rental industry
Office machinery          Sub-division 883 – establishments mainly engaged in services belonging to the
rental                    office machinery rental industry
Advertising agencies      Sub-division 891 – establishments mainly engaged in services belonging to the
                          advertising agency industry
Miscellaneous             Sub-division 899 – establishments mainly engaged in services belonging to the
advertising services      miscellaneous advertising services industry
Note: Please refer to II for details of “Scope of Industry” and “Description of Statistic Forms.”


5. Examination method
(1) Questionnaires are distributed and collected by way of ordinary mail or via surveyors appointed
for the Survey of Selected Service Industries by prefectural governors.
(2) Questionnaires are distributed and collected directly by way of ordinary mail under the name of
the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (collective survey by the Minister of Economy, Trade
and Industry).


6. Survey flow
<Local government body>

                                                                        Appointed surveyors            Surveyed
      Minister of Economy,
                                       Prefectural governors                                        establishments
       Trade and Industry
                                                                             Delivery


<Collective survey by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry>


      Minister of Economy,                       Surveyed companies
       Trade and Industry                         for collecting data
                                 Delivery

7. Types and contents of questionnaire
   The 2006 Survey of Selected Service Industries uses the questionnaire forms common for seven
industries (“Questionnaires (Computer programming/Other software services and data processing
and information services),” “Questionnaires (General goods rental and leasing/Industrial equipment
and    machinery     rental/Office    machinery      rental)”   and    “Questionnaires   (Advertising
agencies/Miscellaneous advertising services)”) in order to survey conditions such as the number of
employees, annual sales, and operating costs.


8. Publication
   The results of the Survey of Selected Service Industries are summarized for publication
approximately nine months after the survey for the preliminary report and are compiled for the
definite report after about 12 months.


9. Surveyed industries and years
(1) The Survey of Selected Service Industries has been conducted since 1973, but from the recent
   2000 survey to the 2005 survey, surveyed industries were divided into three categories
   (“Business Support Industries,” “Leisure-related Industries” and “Culture and Life-related
   Industries”), with each category surveyed once every three years. However, the goods rental and
   leasing industry and the information services industry have been surveyed on a yearly basis
   because the data for the former is needed to analyze changes in the structure of capital
   investment in the industries (major purpose of investment has been shifting from for purchasing
   assets to leasing) and structural changes have been significant for the latter due to rapid
   advancement of information technology. In 2006, survey contents were reviewed (revised),
   including the acquisition of more accurate target lists and the revision of the scope of the
   surveyed industries, in order to further develop and improve service statistics. The 2006 survey
   was conducted under the new system.
(2) Revisions for the 2006 survey were as follows.
   <Major revision>
   (i) Revision of surveyed establishments lists
      In recent years, many new companies have been established as a result of active separation of
      service departments and favorable business activities. In order to obtain more accurate survey
      results, the lists for the Establishment and Enterprise Census came to be used instead of
      traditional lists made by industry associations (moving from a system based on activities to
      one based on industry ratings).
   (ii) Survey cycles
      For understanding year-on-year changes in surveyed industries more accurately, industries
      covered by the 2006 survey shall be surveyed on a yearly basis.
   (iii) Standardization of industrial classification levels of surveyed industries
      Sub-divisions of the Japan Standard Industrial Classification shall be uniformly used for this
      survey, considering the correlation with GDP-related statistics and the consistency with the
      industrial ratings for the Establishment and Enterprise Census, whose target lists are used as
      fundamental information for this survey.


                           Surveyed industries and years (Last four years)
      2003 Survey                  2004 Survey               2005 Survey                 2006 Survey
        (Annual)                    (Annual)                    (Annual)            (Annual (Planned))
Rental and leasing         Rental and leasing         Rental and leasing
Information services       Information services       Information services          -Computer
(Once every three years)   (Once every three years)    (Once every three years)     programming
   [Business support]           [Leisure-related]     [Culture/lifestyle-related]     and other software
-Advertising               -Movie theaters            -Credit cards                   services
-Engineering               -Golf courses              -Funeral services             -Data processing and
-Design                    -Tennis courts             -Fitness clubs                  information services
-Environmental             (including                 -Cultural centers             -General goods rental
 surveying certification     training courts)         -Wedding ceremony halls         and leasing
-Display services          - Bowling alleys           -Foreign language             -Industrial equipment
-Machinery design          -Amusement parks and        schools                        and machinery rental
-Research and                theme parks              -Newspaper and                -Office machinery rental
 development support       -Golf driving ranges        publishing companies         -Advertising agencies
 inspection analysis       -Theaters (including                                     -Miscellaneous
-Telemarketing               halls available on                                       advertising services
                             lease)
                           -Filmmaking,
                             distribution and video
                             sales

 Note: As of 2005, the Survey of Selected Service Industries had been conducted for 31 industries since the
      implementation of the survey in 1973. Please refer to the “(v) List of Surveyed Industries and Years”
      at the end of the book for industries surveyed for the pertinent year.


10. Consistency with past survey results
   Due to the revisions made for the 2006 survey, discontinuity has occurred between the results of
the 2006 survey and past results. Therefore, for the convenience of survey users and in order to
ensure the consistency of survey results, the “(iv) Comparison between the results of the 2006
Survey of Selected Service Industries and the pre-2005 survey results (p. 172)” was compiled based
on the comparison of actual figures and growth rates for major surveyed items, with regard to
establishments covered by both of the 2005 survey (Information services) and the 2006 survey
(Computer programming and other software services/ Data processing and information services).

				
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