The government has decided to introduce common standards to determine economic statistics in cooperation with other Asia-Pacific nations as well as the United States for easier mutual comparison, officials said Saturday.
Experts from the countries will gather in Kyoto in November to standardize methods to calculate the statistics, the officials said.
The move reflects views in the business world that it is difficult to compare the major economic statistics of each country.
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