Usage Notes 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).