Regarding the issue of rewriting statistical data of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, it was pointed out by a third-party committee that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, which has jurisdiction over national statistics, did not take appropriate measures despite receiving reports in advance. In response, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Kaneko expressed his intention to work on improving operations.

Due to the problem that the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism was rewriting the statistical data, the third-party committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications reported that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications may have double-counted the data from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in August last year. We have compiled a report stating that we did not take appropriate measures despite receiving it.



Regarding this, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Kaneko pointed out at a press conference that "the response of the department in charge of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications was inappropriate, and issues such as insufficient awareness of vertical division within the organization and insufficient communication with each ministry and agency were pointed out. ".



He added, "We will take the indications seriously, work hard to improve the operations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in the future, and strive to restore the trust of statistics."

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