About this site

This website compares countries in the world in various ways, and describes their characteristics.
Although my central concern is Japan (that is why this website is entitled "Global Japanese Data Ranking"), I believe it is useful to any of those interested in international comparison.
I would be very happy if this website facilitates many people to think and discuss the characteristics of countries and regions.

However, I strongly advise you not to trust the figures too much. This is not only because I might make some mistake when I put them, but also because they have various "tricks" by nature.

For example, a country indicates low crime rates either because there are really few crime cases, or because the country is more ignorant of the crime.

There are also differences in the way of estimation across different countries.

Having said that, I believe it is useful to look at the figures and compare different countries in order to stimulate your intelligence and to develop your idea about economy and society.

However, I do not undertake any responsibility for any accident caused by the use of this website.

The use of the data on this website follows the policies of the source organizations below.
The copyright of the data is owned by the source organizations. Hence, please contact them when you intend to refer to the data in your product.

World Bank:
UN data:
CIA The World Factbook:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics (UIS):
World Health Organization (WHO):
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC):
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED):
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO):

I contacted the following organizations respectively and obtained a permission to the use of the data.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Food and Agriculture Oranization of the United Nations (FAO)
International Social Science Program (ISSP) *Very valuable international opinion surveys participated by many prestigious research institutes worldwide.
Institute for Economics and Peace

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To the copyright owners: Please inform me when you find any copyright violation. I will check and accordingly change my presentation immediately.

Kenji Suzuki
School of Global Japanese Studies
Meiji University