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How to download data files


Information about data files

(1) Type of file

Comma-delimited text files or tab-delimited text files.

(2) Language

The Japanese text in most data files is followed by an English translation.1

Note 1: The first few rows of text will be garbled unless your computer has been configured to handle Japanese characters. Kindly ignore the garbled characters and scroll down to the English text.

The best way to view data

Data could be incorrectly aligned if opening files with a Web browser. If this occurs, first download the files and then open them with spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.

How to download data

Single-click the right mouse button on a text file name, and a menu will appear. From this menu, select the command that will save the file (e.g. "Save target as...") and then specify the directory into which you want to save the file .

How to format date display

The data file's date display represents the year in integers and the month in decimals. Note that "October 1920" could potentially be indicated as "1920.1". If this occurs, please change your spreadsheet software format such that two digits are displayed to the right of the decimal point.