The government of Japan through the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications seeks data on all Japanese and non-Japanese residents such as household composition, changes in residence and employment situation as of Oct. 1 this year.
The ministry is calling for residents to fill out the questionnaires manually or online. There are about 610,000 census takers who started knocking on doors Monday will put questionnaires in letter boxes, instead of handing them over at the door as they used to, and will give explanations of the content via the interphone to avoid direct contact due to the pandemic.
This Census is mandatory and failure to comply might be fine up to 500,000 JPY according to Statistics Act
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