Quantitative Consideration of Spatio-Temporal Information on Education and Culture in Japan Using Telephone Directory Archive Data

  • Yasuko KawahataEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings in Adaptation, Learning and Optimization book series (PALO, volume 12)


In this study, an attempt was made to quantitatively understand the spatio-temporal situation with respect to the prosperity of educational and cultural facilities in municipalities nationwide. For this, Japanese telephone directory data, taken from the digital archive containing geospatial information (address and industry) of all the facilities/institutions in a given area, were used to analyze the time series changes and obtain the latest industrial trends. Multiple patterns were observed in the growth and decline of educational, cultural, and business fields, and a detailed understanding of the regional characteristics that lead to future trends, the growth of cities, and future tourism strategies in times of disaster, was achieved.


Telepoint data Digital archives Spatio-temporal information 



We would like to extend our gratitude to the 2019 Scholarly Scholars Research Grant Program (Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER)), for providing us with support to conduct this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social and Information StudiesGunma UniversityMaebashiJapan
  2. 2.Center for Spatial Information ScienceUniversity of TokyoKashiwa-shiJapan

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