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Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Rate of Deaths from Rectum Cancer by Prefecture in Japan, 2015

In Japan, 11739 persons died by rectum cancer in 2015. The following data show the rate of deaths from rectum cancer by prefecture (The number of deaths by rectum cancer per million). Figure: Rate of Deaths from Rectum Cancer by Prefecture…

Rate of Deaths from Colon Cancer by Prefecture in Japan, 2015

In Japan, 34338 persons died by colon cancer in 2015. The following data show the rate of deaths from colon cancer by prefecture (The number of deaths by colon cancer per million). Figure: Rate of Deaths from Colon Cancer by Prefecture in …

Top 100 Salaries of NPB (Japan Professional Baseball) Players in 2017

The following table shows the top 100 annual salaries among NPB palyers in 2017. Table 1: 2017 Top 100 Salaries of NPB, Japanese Yen Version Rank No. Player Yen Team Pos. 1 99 Ernesto Mejia 500,000,000 L IF 1 19 Chihiro Kaneko 500,000,000 …

Rate of Deaths from Stomach Cancer by Prefecture in Japan, 2015

In Japan, 46,679 persons died by stomach cancer in 2015. The following data show the rate of deaths from stomach cancer by prefecture (The number of deaths by stomach cancer per million). Figure: Rate of Deaths from Stomach Cancer by Prefe…

Rate of Deaths from Cancer by Prefecture in Japan, 2015

In Japan, 370,346 persons died by cancer in 2015. The following data show the rate of deaths from cancer by prefecture (The number of deaths by cancer per million). Figure: Rate of Deaths from Cancer by Prefecture in 2015 The death rate is…

Murder Rate (Number of Actual Victims) by Prefecture in Japan, 2015

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 314 persons were murdered in 2015. The following table shows the numbers of murder victims by prefecture in 2015. Figure: Murder Rate (Number of Actual Victims) by Prefecture in Japan, 2…

Ranking of Towns Where People Want to Live in (Greater Tokyo Area)

A real estate site SUUMO conducted a survey "Where do you want to live in, around Greater Tokyo?". According to it, the most popular town is Kichijoji. Her is the list of the ranking. Rank Station name Point 1 Kichijoji (JR Chuo Line) 586 …

Percentage of Fat Kids in Japan by Age, 2016

The following data show the percentages of fat kids in Japan by age. The definition of the fat kid is a "student whose degree of obesity is over 20%". degree of obesity = (actual weight - standard weight by height)/standard weight by heigh…

Boy's School Gym Uniform = 14355 yen ($130.50 €120.63)

My son is going to join a senior high school in April. He bought his uniforms for P.E. classes of the high school. The set of uniforms consist of the following items. Long sleeve training wear Long pants Short sleeve sports shirt Short pan…

Belt = 980 yen ($8.67 €8.10)

I bought a belt at Shimamura which is a shop chain of clothes. The price was 980 yen ($8.67 €8.10).

Changes in the Number of Postgraduate College Students in Japan, 1954-2016

The following data show the changes in the number of postgraduate college students in Japan between 1954 and 2016. Figure: Changes in the Number of Postgraduate Colleges Students in Japan Year Students Men Women 1954 8,300 7,896 404 1955 1…

Changes in the Number of Postgraduate Colleges in Japan, 1954-2016

The following data show the changes in the number of postgraduate colleges in Japan between 1954 and 2016. Since 1980s, the numbers of national schools have not changed much. On the other hand, the numbers of private schools are increasing…

Changes in the Vocational College Enrollment Rate in Japan, 1976-2016

The following data shows the changes in the vocational college enrollment rate in Japan between 1976 and 2016. Vocational colleges are such as schools for hairdressers, schools for chefs, schools for car technicians, and so on. Year Vocati…

Changes in the Number of 2 Year-College Student Enrollments in Japan, 1955-2016

The following data shows the changes in the number of 2 year-college student enrollments in Japan between 1955 and 2016. Figure: The Changes in the Number of 2 Year-College Student Enrollments in Japan, 1955-2016 Year 2 Year-College studen…

Student commuter pass = 12700 yen ($115.45 €106.72) per 3 months

I bought my son's student commuter pass for 12700 yen ($115.45 €106.72). It is valid for three months. I ordered it through the Internet, then I went to the station next day to pick up the pass.

Changes in the Number of College Student Enrollments in Japan, 1955-2016

The following data shows the changes in the number of 4 year-college student enrollments in Japan between 1955 and 2016. Figure: The Changes in the Number of 4 Year-College Student Enrollments in Japan, 1955-2016 Year College student enrol…

Changes in the 2 year-college Going Rate in Japan, 1955-2016

The following data shows the changes in the 2 year-college going rate in Japan between 1955 and 2016. Recently the 2 year-college going rate is decreasing. Year 2 year-college-going rate (%) 1955 2.2 1956 2.1 1957 2.2 1958 2.1 1959 2.0 196…

Changes in the 4 year-college Going Rate in Japan, 1955-2016

The following data shows the changes in the 4 year-college going rate in Japan between 1955 and 2016. Year 4 year-college going rate (%) 1955 7.9 1956 7.8 1957 9.0 1958 8.6 1959 8.1 1960 8.2 1961 9.3 1962 10.0 1963 12.0 1964 15.5 1965 12.8…

Changes in the College-Going Rate in Japan, 1955-2016

The following data shows the changes in the college-going rate in Japan between 1955 and 2016. It includes both of four-year colleges and two-year colleges. Year College-going rate (%) 1955 10.1 1956 9.8 1957 11.2 1958 10.7 1959 10.1 1960 …

Train Fare from Kyoto to Inari = 140 yen

I visited Fushimi-inari shrine. Fushimi-inari is the most popular sightseeing place in Japan for foreign tourists, according to Tripadvisor. Fushimi-inari is located in front of Inari station on JR Nara line. It costs 140 yen from Kyoto st…

Reissue Charge for Train Pass = 1010 yen ($9.18 €8.49)

My daughter lost her train pass. And she asked the train company to reissue her pass. The reissue charge was 1010 yen ($9.18 €8.49).

Changes in the 18-year-old Population in Japan, 1955-2016

The following data shows the changes in the 18-year-old population in Japan between 1955 and 2016. Figure: Changes in the 18-year-old Population in Japan, 1955-2016 Year 18-year-old Population 1955 1,682,239 1956 1,746,709 1957 1,531,488 1…

Illustrated Map of Kyoto = 324 yen ($2.95 €2.72)

I visited Kyoto last week and bought an illustrated local map. It cost 324 yen ($2.95 €2.72). It is fun to see it. Unfortunately other language versions are not available.

Foreign Population by Nationality in Tokyo as of 2017

486,346 foreign people are staying in Tokyo as of 2017 January. The following data show foreign resident populations by their nationalities. Table: Number of Foreign Population by Nationality in Tokyo as of 2017 Jan 1. Rank Nationality Res…

Boy's Senior High School Uniform = 27955 yen ($254.14 €234.92)

My son bought his school uniform. It consists of a jacke, trousers, and a shirt. I paid 27,955 yen ($254.14 €234.92) for them. The image is a sample of school uniform

Number of International Travelers to Japan in 2016 by Country

According to JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization), the total 24,039,053 visitors came to Japan in 2016. The following table shows the numbers of visitors by country/region. Country/Region Visitors China 6,372,948 Korea 5,090,302 Taiw…

College-Going Rate in Tokyo, in 2015

In 2015, 100,635 students graduated from senior high schools in Tokyo. 67% of them entered colleges/universities. 18,500 persons were enrolled in other type of schools, such as a vocational school. 6,700 took a job. 7,300 had not determine…

Changes in the Price of Canvas Shoes in Japan, 1970-2015

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of canvas shoes monthly. The data below show the changes in the price indexes of canvas shoes between 1970 and 2015, if the price in 2015 is taken as 100. Year Index (2015 …

Surgery for Removing Mucous Cysts = 3320 yen ($30.18 €27.90)

A mucous cyst developed on my daughter's lower lip. Usually a cyst on a lip does not cause severe trouble. But in her case, the cyst was a kind of big one and looks ugly. She had decided to remove it, and went to a dentist clinic to be rem…

Changes in the Price of Children's Shoes in Japan, 1970-2015

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of children's shoes monthly. The data below show the changes in the price indexes of children's shoes between 1970 and 2015, if the price in 2015 is taken as 100. Year Inde…

Changes in the Price of Women's Shoes in Japan, 1970-2015

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of women's shoes monthly. The data below show the changes in the price indexes of women's shoes between 1970 and 2015, if the price in 2015 is taken as 100. Year Index (201…

Changes in the Price of Men's Shoes in Japan, 1970-2015

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications monitors the price of men's shoes monthly. The data below show the changes in the price indexes of men's shoes between 1970 and 2015, if the price in 2015 is taken as 100. Year Index (2015 = …

Textbooks of 1st Grade Student at Senior High School = 27955 yen ($254.14 €234.92)

My son, 15 years old, will become a student of the senior high school in April. Today he bought many textbooks at the school. It cost 27955 yen ($254.14 €234.92). The image is a biology textbook.

Huawei Smartphone; HUAWEI nova lite = 20400 yen ($185.45 €171.43)

Last week, I bought a smartphone (HUAWEI nova lite) for 20400 yen ($185.45 €171.43). I have been using a Casio cell phone for 8 years. But my contract with a phone company will expire this summer, so I decided to change my phone. Image: HU…

Textbooks of 3rd Grade Student at Senior High School = 14355 yen ($130.50 €120.63)

My daughter, 17 years old, will become a third grade student at the senior high school in April. Today she bought twelve textbooks at the school. It cost 14355 yen ($130.50 €120.63). The following is a dictionary of sign language. She will…

Percentage of Companies Which Have Their Websites (in Japan)

According to the survey conducted by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 90% of companies have their websites in the Internet, in Japan. Figure 1: The percentage of companies which have their sites Figure 2: The percentage of …

Distribution of 17 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 17 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 1…

Distribution of 16 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 16 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 1…

Distribution of 15 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 15 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 1…

Distribution of 14 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 14 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 1…

Distribution of 13 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 13 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 1…

Distribution of 12 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 12 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 1…

Distribution of 11 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 11 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 1…

Distribution of 10 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 10 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 1…

Distribution of 9 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 9 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 9 …

Distribution of 8 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 8 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 8 …

Distribution of 7 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 7 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 7 …

Distribution of 6 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 6 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 6 …

Distribution of 5 Year-old Girls' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 5 year-old girls' weights. Figure: Distribution of 5 …

Distribution of 17 Year-old Boys' Weights in Japan, 2015

In every April, students are measured their heights and weights at school. The government collects those data and publishes them each year. Here are the 2015 data on the distribution of 17 year-old boys' weights. Figure: Distribution of 17…

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.