Do you know what October 1st, 2010 is? It is the day of the Census. Most countries in the world hold this.
In Japan, the law requires the Census to be held every 5 years. Everyone living in Japan is required to respond, including foreign citizens.
The process is very easy. We also have questionnaires in other languages if you do not understand Japanese.
It is required by law that your answers will be kept private and will be used only for statistics, not in any other way (such as immigration control or for police).
The United Nations is persuading many countries around the world in starting a 2010 census to prepare basic information about the world’s population.
This is known as the 2010 World Population and Housing Census Programme and Japan is also participating. The Census is not only a resource to build the future of Yamaguchi and the rest of Japan, but will be a resource in tackling global issues.
We will be going around to your houses, questionnaires in hand, from late September, and we will come to collect them in early October.
We plan to use your answers as a resource to help create a foreigner-friendly community； thank you in advance!