The 31st
Population Census Conference
Hosted bythe Association of National Census and Statistics Directors of
America, Asia and the Pacific (ANCSDAAP)
in cooperation withthe Statistis Bureau of Japan (SBJ)

"The Impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Round of Censuses and
How to Overcome the Ensuing Challenges"

  • Dates

    November 29 (Tue.) - December 1 (Thu.), 2022

  • Venue

    Tokyo, Japan

  • For your safety: Covid-19 measures during the conference Please follow guidance to prevent the spread of Covid-19, including wearing masks
  • Border measures related to Covid-19Please check the latest information and get ready to enter into Japan* Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (click)

Day 1 Nov. 29, 2022

Day 1
Time (JST) Session Session Program Venue
09:00-09:30 Registration Nishiki
(South Tower 4F)
09:30-10:40 Opening Session
Opening Remarks (10 min)
  • Asako OMI, State Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan
Welcoming Remarks and Presidential Address (35 min)
  • Vu Thi THU THUY, President of ANCSDAAP / Director of Data Collection and Information Technology Application Department, GSO Vietnam
Group Photo (25 min) - at Ohgi Room
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Session 1

Keynote Speech

Japan's Population Census: Developments and Challenges
  • Noriko TSUYA, Distinguished Professor, Keio University, Japan
11:30-13:00 Lunch (hosted by SBJ) Ohgi
13:00-14:30 Session 2

The Impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Round of Censuses

(South Tower 4F)

Session Chair : Keiko NAGAI, Director of Planning, Population Census Division, Statistics Bureau of Japan (SBJ)

1. Conducting the 2020 Population Census under the COVID-19 Pandemic and lessons learned therefrom
  • Satoru KOMATSU, Director of Population Census Division, Statistical Survey Department, Statistics Bureau of Japan (SBJ)
2. Experience of Conducting the 2021 Population Census amid the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong, China
  • Sharon Pun-wai NG, Assistant Commissioner (Social), Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department
3. The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Implementation of Indonesia's 2020 Population Census
  • Ali SAID, Director, Directorate for Population and Labor Statistics, BPS-Statistics Indonesia


14:30-14:45 Coffee Break
14:45-16:15 Session 3

Technologies & Alternative Methods in Data Collection

Session Chair : Prasad Anura Kumara PALA MULLALAGE, Director General, Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka

1. Impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Mongolian Population Census: Data Collection and Processing (ONLINE)
  • Batdavaa BATMUNKH, Chairman, National Statistics Office of Mongolia
2. Korea's Combined Census in 2020
  • Ji-Youn LEE, Director, Population Census Division, Survey Management Bureau, Statistics Korea (KOSTAT)*
  • Junghee KANG, Deputy Director, Population Census Division, Survey Management Bureau, Statistics Korea (KOSTAT)
3. Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing in African Censuses: Observed Opportunities and Challenges
  • Oliver FISCHER, Chief, International Programs Center, U.S. Census Bureau


16:30-17:50 Board of Directors Meeting Katsura
18:00-20:00 Welcoming Dinner (hosted by ANCSDAAP) Ohgi

The program is subject to change.