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Data Availability
JGSS data is released three years after a survey was conducted. The data sets below have already been deposited to data archives and are made use of for educational and academic purposes.
Surveys of JGSS is conducted in Japanese, but for the convenience of researches abroad, data set and survey information after JGSS-2000 have been compiled both in English and in Japanese since April 2005.
Besides data sets, we made English version of codes and variables, frequency tables, information on weighting data sets and questionnaires for applicants of JGSS data.

Data sets deposited

survey schedule
Japanese General Social Surveys JGSS-2012 Feb to Apr 2012
Japanese General Social Surveys JGSS-2010 Feb to Apr 2010
Japanese General Social Surveys JGSS-2008 Oct to Dec 2008
Japanese General Social Surveys JGSS-2006 Oct to Dec 2006
Japanese General Social Surveys JGSS-2005 Aug to Nov 2005
JGSS cumulative data 2000-2003
(Integrated data set of JGSS from 2000 to 2003)
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Japanese General Social Surveys JGSS-2003 Oct to Nov 2003
Japanese General Social Surveys JGSS-2002 Oct to Nov 2002
Japanese General Social Surveys JGSS-2001 Oct to Nov 2001
Japanese General Social Surveys JGSS-2000 Oct to Nov 2000
Japanese General Social Surveys 2nd pilot Nov 1999
Japanese General Social Surveys 1st pilot Mar 1999

Variables on respondent’s prefectures are not included in the archived data from JGSS-2008. In addition, variables on regional blocks are not included in JGSS-2012. For those who require the above variables, please refer to “Data on Regional Blocks and Prefectures”.

Archives where JGSS data sets are deposited
JGSS data sets are deposited to the following data archives.

SSJDA (Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
ICPSR (University of Michigan, USA)
GESIS (German Social Science Infrastructure Services, Germany)

The data sets of the first and second pilot surveys (Japanese only) can be obtained from SSJDA. The data sets after JGSS-2000 are available both in Japanese and English from every archive. Please refer to the respective websites for data application procedure

Restrictions
Academics and researchers affiliated with a university, college, or a recognized research institutes, graduate students, and undergraduate students under supervision may use JGSS data sets for academic purposes. JGSS data sets are also available to instructors affiliated with a university or a college for educational purposes.
For academic purposes, indefinite use of the data set is. When applied and used for “educational purposes”, permission for data use is granted for one year. If you wish to continue to use the data, please re-apply to the respective data archive.

Notice
1.Quote the proper acknowledgement:
If you are publishing the results of analyses using the JGSS datasets, please quote the following acknowledgement. If not, the following data usage might be restricted thereafter.

■Acknowledgement: When obtained from the SSJ Data Archive

In the case the newest data you use is JGSS-2006~2012
The Japanese General Social Surveys (JGSS) are designed and carried out by the JGSS Research Center at Osaka University of Commerce (Joint Usage / Research Center for Japanese General Social Surveys accredited by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), in collaboration with the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo. The project is financially assisted by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Osaka University of Commerce.

In the case the newest data you use is JGSS-2005
The Japanese General Social Surveys (JGSS) are designed and carried out at the Institute of Regional Studies at Osaka University of Commerce in collaboration with the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo under the direction of Ichiro TANIOKA, Michio NITTA, Noriko IWAI and Tokio YASUDA. The project is financially assisted by Gakujutsu Frontier Grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for 1999-2008 academic years, and the datasets are compiled and distributed by SSJ Data Archive, Information Center for Social Science Research on Japan, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo.

In the case the newest data you use is JGSS-2003, 2002, 2001 or 2000
The Japanese General Social Surveys (JGSS) are designed and carried out at the Institute of Regional Studies at Osaka University of Commerce in collaboration with the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo under the direction of Ichiro TANIOKA, Michio NITTA, Hiroki SATO and Noriko IWAI with Project Manager, Minae OSAWA. The project is financially assisted by Gakujutsu Frontier Grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for 1999-2003 academic years, and the datasets are compiled and distributed by SSJ Data Archive, Information Center for Social Science Research on Japan, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo.

■When obtained from the ICPSR: In addition to the above Acknowledgment, please add the following citation to the list of references (In some cases, data version may be revised).

JGSS-2012
Tanioka, Ichiro, Iwai, Noriko, and Maeda, Yukio. Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), 2012. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-10-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36577.v1
JGSS-2010
Tanioka, Ichiro, Maeda, Yukio, and Iwai, Noriko. Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), 2010. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-07-22. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34623.v3
JGSS-2008
Tanioka, Ichiro, Iwai, Noriko, Nitta, Michio, and Yasuda, Tokio. Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), 2008. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-07-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR30661.v3
JGSS-2006
Tanioka, Ichiro, Iwai, Noriko, Nitta, Michio, and Yasuda, Tokio. Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), 2006. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-05-06. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR25181.v1
JGSS-2005
Tanioka, Ichiro, Nitta, Michio, Iwai, Noriko, and Yasuda, Tokio. Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), 2005. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-08-13. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04703.v1
JGSS Cumulative Data 2000-2003
Tanioka, Ichiro, Iwai, Noriko, Nitta, Michio, and Sato, Hiroki. Japanese General Social Surveys (JGSS) Cumulative Data, 2000-2003. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-12-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04472.v1
JGSS-2003
Tanioka, Ichiro, Iwai, Noriko, Nitta, Michio, and Sato, Hiroki. Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), 2003. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-09-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04242.v1
JGSS-2002
Tanioka, Ichiro, Iwai, Noriko, Nitta, Michio, and Sato, Hiroki. Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-03-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04214.v2
JGSS-2001
Tanioka, Ichiro, Iwai, Noriko, Nitta, Michio, and Sato, Hiroki. Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), 2001. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-03-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04213.v2
JGSS-2000
Tanioka, Ichiro, Iwai, Noriko, Nitta, Michio, and Sato, Hiroki. Japanese General Social Survey, 2000. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-04-05. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03593.v2

2.Forwarding a copy of publication:
When you use the JGSS data and write a book, an article or other kinds of publication, please send one or two copies of the publication to the following address:

If you obtain JGSS dataset from SSJ Data Archive, please send two copies of the publication to:

Center for Social Survey and Data Archive, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo
7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033, JAPAN
FAX:+81-3-5841-4905
E-mail:ssjda@iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 

If you obtain JGSS dataset from other data archive, please send one copy of the publication to:

JGSS Research Center, Osaka University of Commerce
4-1-10, Mikuriya-sakaemachi, Higashi-osaka, Osaka, 577-8505, JAPAN
FAX: +81-6-6785-6011
E-mail: jgss@daishodai.ac.jp
 
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