Tag - census



Japan Times
Oct 15, 2020
How poor regions lose out because of U.S. census undercounts
Low population tallies can rob areas of badly needed federal dollars to address affordable housing, child care and other key issues.
Japan Times
Sep 29, 2020
Japan has finally come to its census
Japan undergoes a census every five years and 2020 happens to mark the questionnaire's 100th anniversary.
Japan Times
Sep 14, 2020
Japan census kicks off with steps to limit person-to-person contact
The government is aiming for a 50 percent response rate to the questionnaires being handed out.
Japan Times
Jan 18, 2020
Once-in-a-decade U.S. Census to kick off in remote Alaska Native village
This year's once-a-decade official U.S. national population count will start in a small Alaska Native village perched on the tundra overlooking the Bering Sea. Daytime temperatures will be well below freezing.
Japan Times
Aug 27, 2019
Huawei in talks to install Russian operating system on tablets for country's population census: sources
China's Huawei has begun talks with Russia about installing the Russian operating system (OS) Aurora on 360,000 of its tablets to conduct Russia's population census next year, two sources told Reuters.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 18, 2019
House poised to hold William Barr, Wilbur Ross in contempt over census fight
The House is nearing a vote Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for withholding documents on now-canceled plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 16, 2019
Trump administration denies possible ouster of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday denied a media report nbcnews.to/2XPQJ4B that President Donald Trump is considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after a Supreme Court defeat on adding a citizenship question to the census.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 4, 2019
Trump denies retreat on census citizenship question, contradicting own officials
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his administration had not dropped its efforts to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census, contradicting statements made by his own officials, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 3, 2019
U.S. drops fight to add census citizenship question, New York says
The Trump administration is abandoning its hard-fought plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census after the U.S. Supreme Court questioned its justification.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2019
Facebook to ban 2020 U.S. census interference to allay worries
Facebook Inc. will ban content that misrepresents the 2020 U.S. census to suppress participation by minority communities, the latest step by the social media company to quell criticism from civil rights advocates.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 13, 2019
Ahead of contempt vote, Trump shields census documents from Congress
President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege on Wednesday to keep under wraps documents on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census, defying a House panel's subpoena in another move to stonewall Democratic lawmakers' investigations.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Apr 2, 2019
Trump declares U.S. census 'meaningless' without citizenship question
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday injected himself into one of the most consequential cases of the current Supreme Court term, saying the nation's 2020 census would be "meaningless" without adding a citizenship question to the questionnaire.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 3, 2018
U.S. top court won't halt trial over census citizenship question
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request by President Donald Trump's administration to halt a trial set to begin on Monday that will test the legality of the government's contentious decision to ask people taking part in the 2020 national census whether they are citizens.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 12, 2018
Wilbur Ross spoke to immigration foe Steve Bannon about citizenship question on census, DOJ says
Wilbur Ross spoke with Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, before including on the 2020 census a question about people's citizenship, the Justice Department said in a court document that appears to contradict what the commerce secretary told Congress.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 23, 2018
India vows justice as Muslims fear being left off border state Assam's citizen list
India said on Sunday people whose names are missing from a list of citizens to be issued by a border state this month will not be detained, amid concerns that Muslims will be targeted under the guise of detecting illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Mar 28, 2018
New York attorney general to lead multistate suit to block Census citizenship question
New York state's attorney general said on Tuesday he will lead a multistate lawsuit to try to stop the federal government from asking people whether they are citizens in the 2020 Census, arguing the move will discourage immigrants from participating.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 12, 2018
Rwanda expects census to show surge in ranks of highly endangered mountain gorillas
A census of mountain gorillas due in March will likely show numbers have risen this decade, experts said during a ceremony to mark Rwanda's expansion of its Volcano National Park.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Feb 7, 2017
Regions struggling to stay viable amid Tokyo-centric population shift
Despite the central government's initiatives to reinvigorate regional economies and advance decentralization, municipalities across Japan are struggling to stem a population outflow, most prominently to Tokyo.
Japan Times
Oct 27, 2016
Japan's population declines in 2015 for first time since 1920
The population stood at 127,094,745 as of Oct. 1, 2015, down 0.8 percent from the previous census.
JAPAN / Society
Jul 13, 2016
Seniors living alone in Japan topped 6 million for first time in 2015
An estimated 6.24 million people in Japan aged 65 or older were living alone in 2015, exceeding the 6 million mark for the first time, according to a welfare ministry survey released Tuesday that also showed economic distress felt by many of the elderly.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
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