2000 年 27 巻 1 号 p. 67-88
This article describes the results of a statistical survey for public-interest corporations in Japan today. First the brief introduction of position of public-interest corporations in non-profit organizations in Japan is given. Then, the probability sampling design and the methods to heighten the quality of data are shown with its evaluation. The multifarious features of public-interest corporations are depicted by various methods of data analysis. The characteristic features of public interest corporations, which are hidden in data, are revealed by a sophisticated method of data science. The Japanese characteristics of public-interest corporations are also elucidated.