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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.

Culture

What Font is Popular in Japan, 2014

A Internet site Mynavi conducted a survay of "popularity vote of font" in 2014. According to it, the most popular font in Japan is MS Gothic. Here is the ranking of "popularity vote of font". No. 9 Hiragino No. 1 MS Gothic 200 votes No. 2 …

Reasons Why People Don't Read Books (in Japan, 2016)

Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper coducted a survey "How Many Books Do You Read in a Month? (except magazine)" in September. According to it, 46% of Japanese people do not read any books in a month. Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper also asked them "Why d…

How Many Books Do Japanese People Read in a Month, 2016

Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper coducted a survey "How Many Books Do You Read in a Month? (except magazine)" in September. According to it, half of people have not read any book. Figure: How Many Books Do You Read in a Month? Number of Books Per…

Top 20 Popular Authors in Japan, 2016

Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper coducted a survey "Who are your favorite Japanese authors?" in September. According to it, Keigo Higashino is the most popular author in 2016. Table: Top 20 Popular Authors in Japan, 2016 Rank Author Total votes M…

10 Most Printed Magazines in Japan, 2015

Japan Magazine Publishers Association reports the numbers of printed copies in terms of magazines regularly. According to it, the most printed magazine in Japan (from 2014 Oct. to 2015 Sep.) was Weekly Shonen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ). No.1 …

All Time Best-selling Books in Japan

A TV show THE MOST USEFUL SCHOOL IN THE WORLD introduced the all time best-selling books in Japan. Here is the list of those books. No.1 Totto‐chan written by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi 580.9 million copies No.2 The Path: Find Fulfillment through …

Changes in Sales of Books in Japan, 2004-2013

In 2013, the total sales of books and magazines were 2 trillion yen ($18 billion, €17 billion). The sales amount of books is decreasing year by year. The following shows the changes in sales amount of books and magazines from 2004 to 2013.…

Number of Libraries by Prefecture in Japan, 2011

As of 2011, there are 3274 libraries in Japan. More than 10% of them (394) are located in Tokyo metropolitan prefecture. Tokyo is the heaven of library. Figure : The number of libraries by prefecture, 2011 Prefecture Number of Libraries To…

Annual Purchases of Books by Prefecture

According to a site for book stores "Nihon Chosha Hansoku Center (Japan Book Promotion Center)", the total sales of books were 1.9 trillion yen in 2011 in Japan. Annual purchases of books per capita were 15,179 yen ($131.99 €104.68). The f…

Paid Circulation of Daily Newspaper per Household in Japan

In Japan, four fifth households subscribe newspapers. The following table shows the statistics of "copy per household" and "population per copy". Number of Publish Population per copy Copy per household Total 46,999,468 2.69 0.86 Tokyo 5,1…

Paid Circulation of Daily Newspapers in Japan

The below shows circulation data for daily newspapers in Japan from 2000 to 2013. In 2013, the total paid circulation of daily newspapers was 47 million copies, down from 53 million copies in 2000. It does not mean people have come to not …

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.