• Kyodo


The government is adding a new element to its monthly economic assessments: “big data” culled from the Internet.

The data will include such phenomena as online searches for products and services and private consumption. By analyzing it, the Cabinet Office hopes to raise the accuracy of its monthly economic reports, which the government uses to draft its policies, government sources said Saturday.

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