Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare self-explosion statistics on the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 depends on “hand calculation”.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that “from the epidemic to the present, it has been manual calculation”. This operation made the outside world “stun”.
According to a report by Japan News Agency on the 18th, at the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives on the 17th, the Director of Health Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, replied to the question “How does the Ministry of Health, Labour and Labour count the number of COVID-19 patients in the country” that after 12:00 every night, the outsourcing companies of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare will look up from the official websites of 47 prefectures.
Published data, “see with eyes” and then “calculate” the number of confirmed patients by hand. Zhenglin Duzhang also said that the death toll and other information about infected patients were calculated “in the same way”.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said, “I know that this method of statistics has been used since the outbreak of the epidemic.” The news shocked the Japanese people and became a hot topic on social media.
Japanese netizens have said on Twitter that “Japan is still in the Edo era” and “do you have to use an abacus if you calculate by hand?”
In fact, in addition to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, “hand calculation” is particularly favored by the Japanese police.
Whether it is statistical criminal behavior or monthly criminal behavior, the Japanese police rely on “man calculation” and every year “man calculation”.
The backward statistical method has made the Japanese government criticize wildly, and the people think that the “hand-calculated” data is not credible.
Since Yoshihide Suga took office, he has vigorously promoted Japan’s digital reform. Some netizens joked that learning to use computer watchmaking software and saying goodbye to “man-hand computing” may be the first step of reform.