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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.

Animal

Top 8 Popular Cat Breeds in Japan, 2015

Japan Pet Food Association conducted a survey of pet cats. According to it, common cats are mixed breeds. Among total 1214 dogs kept as pets, 79% of them are mixed breeds. Figure : Percentage of Popular Cat Breeds in Japan, 2015 (unit : %,…

Number of Animal Hospitals in Japan

As of 2014 Dec 31, total 15,198 animal hospitals are registered on Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan. 3939 of them are for agricultural/farming animals, 11,259 of them are for pets. The following shows the number of …

How Many Cats in Japan, 2014

Japan Pet Food Association estimated that there are 9.959 million cats in Japan, 2014. The following shows their estimation about the number of cats in Japan, 2010-2014. Year Number of cats 2010 9,612,000 2011 9,606,000 2012 9,748,000 2013…

Average Life-span of Cats and Dogs in Japan

Japan Pet Food Association researched the average life-span of cats and dogs. According to it, the average life-span of cats is 14.82 years. The average life-span of dogs is 14.17 years. The research was conducted in 2014. ■ Dogs Figure : …

Top 25 Popular Dog Breeds in Japan

Japan Pet Food Association conducted a survey of pet dogs. According to it, the most common dog breed was Dachshund. Among total 1274 dogs kept as pets, 14.5% of them are Dachshund dogs. 20% of them are hybrid (mongrel). Figure : Percentag…

What Wildlife Causes Damage to Japanese Agriculture

In Japan, deers, boars, monkeys, and crows are the major wildlife which cause damage to agricultural crops. According to Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, farmers lost 23 billion yen (approximately $225 million, €168 million…

Reasons Why People Do Not Keep A Pet

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare conducted a survey about animal protection in 2010. In the survey, the government asked people why they do not have a pat, if they do not have a pet. The biggest reason is that people do not think the…

What Pet Does Japanese Have?

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare conducted a survey about animal protection in 2010. In the survey, the government asked people what kind of pet they have, if they have.Total 1939 persons answered in the survey, of which 840 persons …

Japan imported 2,137,103 dead mice in 2013

In Japan, when you import living animals, it is necessary to report it to the authority. It is also required to report when you imported dead bodies of rodents (mice and rats). 2,137,103 dead mice bodies were imported to Japan in 2013. All…

From Which Country Are Hamsters Imported Into Japan?

I think most of hamsters in Japan were bred domestically. But I am not sure of it. I could not find a data of the number of hamsters in Japan. Fact: Some hamsters are imported. 285,473 hamsters were imported into Japan last year (2013). Ko…

People's thought about feeding stray cats (in Tokyo)

In Tokyo, sometimes we can see someone (usually a middle aged person or old person) is feeding a stray cat. They buy foods for cats by themselves and give them to stray cats on the street. Both of feeder and cat do not clean up leftover fo…

People's Impression of Stray Cats in Tokyo

Many Tokyo residents have a negative impression of stray cats. According to Tokyo Metropolitan's survey in 2011-2012, 40 % of Tokyo residents think stray cats are problems. 20 % of residents think they want to touch the stray cat (but they…

What Cat Behavior Annoys You?

Yesterday I posted an article about people's feeling on dogs in the neighborhood. Today I will report a cat version. According to Tokyo Metropolitan's survey in 2011-2012, 83 % of Tokyo residents think they are annoyed by cats in their nei…

What Dog Behavior Annoys You?

According to Tokyo Metropolitan's survey in 2011-2012, 81.4% of residents are annoyed/bothered by dogs in their neighborhood. Table1: Do dogs in your neighborhood annoy you? % Annoyed by dogs 58.6 Slightly annoyed by dogs 22.8 Not annoyed …

How much do you need to keep cats in Tokyo?

You need approximately 30,000 yen ($300, €212) a year for cat foods. According to the statistics from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health in 2012, 33% of cat owners spend 10,000 - 30,000 yen as food exp…

Place where the cat toilet is, place where cats are kept

Recently, many pet cats in Tokyo have their own toilets/potties. According to a survey which Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health conducted in Tokyo during 2011-2012, 76.3% of cats have their own dedicat…

Ratio of Neutered Cats in Tokyo

Recently high percentage of cats in Tokyo got spayed or neutered. According to a survey which Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health conducted in 2011-2012, more than 80% cats were neutered. The following …

How Cats/Dogs Show Their ID (in Tokyo, 2012)

Some cat owners put a collar on the cat. According to a survey which was conducted in 2011-2012 by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health, 43% of cats have collars on their necks in Tokyo. 3.5% cats have m…

How Did Keeper Get Cat? (in Tokyo, 2012)

According to a survey which was conducted in 2011-2012 by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health, half of cats started their pet life with "were found and picked up" or "came by themselves and settled" in …

How Many Cats in Tokyo

According to a survey in 2011-2012 by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare, 12% of households keep cat(s) in Tokyo. This portion is less than the portion of dogs (16%). Tokyo Metropolitan Government estimated there were 1…

How much do you need to keep dogs in Japan?

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health conducted a survey in 2011-2012 about dogs in Tokyo. According to it, most owners spent 10,000 - 60,000 yen ($100-$600) for foods of dogs yearly. Food expenses (yen) …

Number of Registered Dogs By Year in Japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has statistics of registered dogs since 1960. Registered dogs are increasing from 1960 to the present. Number of registered dogs Of which Got injection for rabies Captured stray dogs Of which returned…

How Many Registered Dogs in Japan?

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare conducts surveys of registered dogs every year. In Japan, owners have to register their dogs to the local office in order to prevent rabies. According to the survey in 2012, approximately 6,800,000 do…

Where is the Dog Toilet? (in Tokyo)

According to a survey which Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health conducted in Tokyo during 2011-2012, 33% of dogs have their own dedicated toilets/potties, 65% of dogs excrete (poop) outdoors. Figure 1: …

Place Where Dogs Are Kept (in Tokyo)

According to a survey which Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health conducted in 2011-2012, 85% of dogs are kept indoors in Tokyo. Figure 1: Place Where Dogs Are Kept (Number of sample is 298.) I was surpri…

How Many Dogs Did They Get Protective Injections for Rabies? (in Tokyo)

A dog owner has to make the dog get a protective injection for rabies every year. According to a survey which Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health conducted, 89% of dogs got the protective injection for …

How Did Keeper Get Dog? (in Tokyo)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health conducted a survey about dogs and cats of pets. In Tokyo, according to the survey - Number of male dogs is almost same as the number of female dogs. - Pet shop has th…

How Many Dogs in Tokyo

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health conducted a survey about dogs and cats of pets. Based on the survey, Tokyo Metropolitan Government estimated there are 600,000 dogs in Tokyo. The survey was conducted…

Statistics of Terminated Dogs/Cats in Tokyo

Many pet owners abandon their dogs and cats. In those cases, they bring pets to animal care centers which are maintained by local governments. The animal care center is also the place where stray dogs/cats are carried in. Stray dogs/cats o…

Human Deaths Caused by Animals in Japan, 2012

Last year 41 Japanese were killed by animals/insects. Here are the statistics of the causes of death by animals/insects. Causes Causes Number of deaths ネズミによる咬傷 bitten by mouse 0 犬による咬傷又は打撲 bitten/hit by dog 3 その他の哺…

What Pet Does Japanese Want to have? 10 Most Popular Pet in Japan

Internet portal site goo researched popular pet in Japan. Here is the ranking of "Which pet do you want to have?" No.1 Dog Especially small dos are popular in Japan. No.2 Cat The following is Japanese cats. No.3 I do not want to have a pet…

Top 10 Cat Names in Japan, 2013 version

Here are the most popular cat names in 2013 in Japan. Rank Name Name Number of cats possible meaning 1 モモ Momo 53 Peach 2 クロ Kuro 38 Black 3 ハナ Hana 33 Flower 4 チビ Chibi 32 Tiny 5 ソラ Sora 28 Sky 6 ミミ Mimi 25 6 サクラ Sakura 25 …

Top 10 Dog Names in Japan, 2012 version

Here are the most popular dog names in 2012 in Japan. Rank Name Name Number of dogs possible meaning 1 モモ Momo 52 peach 2 チョコ Choko 39 chocolate 3 ココ Koko 36 3 サクラ Sakura 36 cherry 5 ナナ Nana 35 6 ソラ Sora 34 sky 7 マロン Maron…

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.