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.

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List of Notable Fire Disasters in Japan, 2001-2016

Here is the list of notable fire disasters in Japan between 2001 and 2017 May. Year M D City Building Deaths Note 2001 5 5 Yotsukaido Workers dormitory 11 2001 5 8 Hirosaki Consumer finance shop 5 arson 2001 9 1 Shinjuku Multitenant buildi…

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…

Number of Prisoners in Japan by Age, 2015

The following data show the ratio of prisoners by age, in 2015 December. 40s are the biggest cluster. Figure 1: Percentage of Male Prisoners in Japan by Age, 2015 Figure 2: Percentage of Female Prisoners in Japan by Age, 2015 Table: Number…

Motor Vehicle Deaths in Japan, 2016

National Police Agency reported that 3,904 of people were killed by car accidents in 2016. Those were the victims only who died within 24 hours after the accidents. The actual victims are more than them. The number of victims decreased by …

Number of Prisoners in Japan by Crime, 2015

There were 51,175 prisoners in Japan in 2015. The half of them were incarcerated by theft or stimulants drug violation. Figure: Number of Prisoners in Japan by Crime, 2015 Crime Male Female Total Obstructing executive officers 公務執行妨害…

Number of Prisoners in Japan, 2011-2015

On December 2015, 51,175 prisoners were held in Japanese prisons. The number of prisoners is decreasing recently. The peak was 2006, at that time 70,496 prisoners were kept in prisons. Figure: Number of Prisoners in Japan, 2011-2015 Year M…

List of International Terrorist Groups Designated by Japanese Government, 2016

The Japanese government designated international terrorist groups by the Act on Special Measures Concerning International Terrorist Assets-Freezing and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267. Here is the list of them. ハッジ・ハイ…

Top 10 Causes of Death in Japan, 2015

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reported the number of demographic data in 2015. According to it, top 10 causes of death in 2015 are the below. Rank Cause Cause Cause Number of deaths 1 悪性新生物 Malignant neoplasm Cancer 370,346 2…

Number of Deaths by Natural Disasters in Japan, 1993-2013

From 1993 to 2013, total 27,794 persons died by natural disasters in Japan. 67% of them died in the 2011 earthquake. The following table shows the breakdown of the victims. There were big earthquakes in 1995 and 2011. Table: Number of Deat…

Number of Bicycle Accidents in Tokyo, 2009-2014

The following data shows the changes in the number of bicycle accidents in Tokyo between 2009 and 2014. Year accidents 2009 20,775 2010 19,891 2011 19,209 2012 17,078 2013 14,584 2014 12,666 The next data show the number of accidents by si…

Arrested Foreign Citizens by Nationality, in Japan, 2014

The following data show the number of crimes commited by foreign citizens in 2014. The next graph shows the number of arrested foreign citizens in 2014 by nationality. Nationalty Crimes Criminals Chinese 5,509 4,382 Vietnamese 2,488 1,548 …

List of Reformatories for Minors in Japan, 2016

As of 2016, Japan has the following reformatories. Reformatory Prefecture Zip code Obihiro reformatory Hokkaido 080-0846 Hokkai reformatory Hokkaido 066-0066 Shimei Joshigakuin girls school Hokkaido 066-0066 Tsukigata Gakuen school Hokkaid…

List of Juvenile Classification Homes in Japan

As of 2016, Japan has the following juvenile classification homes (detention homes). Juvenile classification home Zip code Prefecture Sapporo juvenile classification home 007-0802 Hokkaido Hakodate juvenile classification home 042-0944 Hok…

List of Prisons and Detention Houses in Japan

As of 2016, Japan has the following prisons and detention houses. Prison, Detention House Zip code Sapporo prison 007-8601 Sapporo detention branch 007-8602 Sapporo prison branch 007-8603 Akita prison 010-0948 Yokote detention branch 013-0…

Number of Revenge Porn Attacks or Disclosing Secret Photo Cases in Japan, 2015

In 2015, total 1,143 revenge porn (or disclosing sexually explicit portrayal) cases were reported to the police in Japan. The following shows the detail stats on them. In 276 cases, the assailants were arrested. Table 1: Number of victims …

Crime Rate in Major Cities in Japan, 2013

The following data show the crime rate in major 21 cities in Japan. Sakai city in Osaka prefecture is the most dangerous city. 2.4 persons per 100 got involved with crimes. Rank City Number of Reported Crimes Population Crime Rate per 100 …

Changes in Number of Murder Victims by Prefecture in Japan, 2005-2014

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare counts people's deaths and those causes day by day. The tables below show the changes in number of murder victims by prefecture in Japan between 2005 and 2014. Table 1: Number of murder victims by pre…

Changes in Number of Murder Victims in Tokyo, 2005-2014

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare counts people's deaths and those causes day by day. According to the ministry, 11 persons were murdered in 2014 in Tokyo Metropolitan. The number of murder victims was 29 in 2005. The number of victim…

Changes in Number of Murder Victims in Japan, 1995-2014

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare counts people's deaths and those causes day by day. According to the ministry, 356 persons were murdered in 2014. In 1995, the number of murder victims was 727. The number of victims has dropped 50%. …

Murder Rate (Number of Actual Victims) by Prefecture in Japan, 2014

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 356 persons were murdered in 2014. The following table shows the numbers of murder victims by prefecture, 2012-2014. Prefecture Number of victims 2014 Number of victims 2013 Number of vi…

Murder Rate by Prefecture in Japan, 2014

In 2014, 1054 homicides were reported. The number includes attempt cases. So the number of actual victim is less than this number. The number of cases increased by 116 from 2013. According to the statistics of National Police Agency, Osaka…

Number of Domestic Violence in Japan, 2009-2014

The following shows the report by the police agency about domectic violence in Japan, 2009-2014. Table 1: Number of Reported Domestic Violence in Japan Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total number 28,158 33,852 34,329 43,950 49,533 59,0…

Top 10 Causes of Death in Japan, 2014

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reported the number of demographic data in 2014. According to it, top 10 causes of death in 2014 are the below. Rank Cause Cause Number of death 1 悪性新生物 Malignant neoplasm Cancer 368103 2 心疾患 …

Number of Fatal/Severely Injured Accidents in School Physical Education Programs, in Japan

In Japan, from 1998 to 2009, 590 of fatal or severely injured accidents happened during physical education programs, including club activities. Sudden death is the biggest cause of accidents. More than half accidents were sudden deaths. "S…

Degree of Risk in School Sports Club Activities by Sport, in Japan

Common Japanese high schools have their sport clubs. After the classroom lectures, students work out in clubs, for instance, baseball club or tennis club. Unfortunately every year some died during sports club activities. According to Minis…

Number of Emergency Services by Japanese Embassies in the World

Yesterday, three Japanese tourists were killed in Tunisia by terrorists. In these cases, the embassies of Japan in the local area supports Japanese citizens. In 2013 Japanese embassies in the world carried out 17,796 of emergency services …

Causes of Fatal Accidents in School, Japan

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology reported about fatal accidents in schools. According to Asahi Shimbun newspaper, the government summarized 337 fatal accidents which were reported from 2005-2013. Sudden death …

Ambulance Response Time in Tokyo

In Tokyo, many non-critical condition patients call ambulances. The numbers of those calls are increasing every year. And the numbers of ambulance services are also increasing. Finally ambulance response time from a call to arrival is gett…

What Heater Causes Fires in Tokyo

In Japan, winter is the season of fire disasters. According to Tokyo Fire Department, they counted 748 fires caused by heaters during 2009-2013 in Tokyo, and electric heaters were most dangerous heaters to cause fires. The following shows …

List of Japanese persons killed by Islamic terrorists

2016 July updated. Here is the list of Japanese persons who were killed by Islamic terrorists. 2003 November 29. near Tikrit, Iraq Two diplomats, counselor Mr. Katsuhiko Oku (45 years old) and third secretary Mr. Masamori Inoue (30) were k…

Motor Vehicle Deaths in Japan, 2014

National Police Agency reported that 4113 of people were killed by car accidents in 2014. It includes the victims only who died within 24 hours after the accidents. The number of victims decreased by 260 from 2013, and the numbers are drop…

What Causes Kids Accidental Ingestions in Japan, 2012

Sometimes kids eat foreign objects such as a cigarette or a battery. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is collecting reports of accidental ingestion cases from some contracted hospitals and Japan Poison Information Center. In 2012, th…

What Causes Inhalation Accidents in Japan, 2012

Some people inhale toxic chemical accidentally. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare is gathering reports of inhalation accidents from some contracted hospitals and Japan Poison Information Center. In 2012, the ministry gathered 1101 cas…

Murder Rate in Major Cities of Japan, 2012

The below is the latest data on the homicide rate in major cities in Japan in 2012. Comparing to 2011 data, the former most dangerous city Sakai went down its rank to 13th place. Former No.2 Osaka got their regular seat "the most dangerous…

Human Deaths in Japan Caused by Animals, 2013

Last year (2013), 24 people were killed by hornets/wasps/bees, according to the statistics of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 10 people of them were age 45-64, 14 people of them were over 65. The following table shows the number of…

Murder Rate by Prefecture in Japan, 2013

In 2013, 938 homicide cases were reported. Those include attempt cases. The number of homicides decreased by 92 from 2012. According to the statistics of National Police Agency, Osaka was the most dangerous prefecture as usual. Tokyo dropp…

10 Worst Dangerous Prefectures in Japan, 2013 Ranking of Crime Rate

National Police Agency reports the crime rate by prefecture every year. According to the 2013 latest report, Osaka was the most dangerous prefecture again. The ranking order of 1st - 4th (Osaka, Fukuoka, Aichi, Hyogo) is the same as the 20…

List of Volcanic Disasters in Japan after 1970

Today (2014 Sep 27) Mt. Ontake in Nagano prefecture erupted and 63 hikers died by ashes.The following list shows volcanic disasters in Japan after 1970. Mountain Period Cause Damage Usu 1977-1982 Ash, crustal deformation, mudflow 1978 Oct…

List of Terrorist Incidents in Japan after 2000

Terrorist incident by a left wing group: Arson attack at the office of Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform 2001 Aug 7 A socialist group Kakumeiteki-roudosha-kyokai Kaihoha (革命的労働者協会解放派) set on fire at the office of Japa…

How many police officers in Tokyo

46,146 persons work for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police as of 2013 Dec 31. It consists of 43,305 police officers and 2841 other staffs. Tokyo Metropolitan Police releases the number of officers by rank. Police officer ranks are like the tabl…

Worst 5 Airplane Accidents in Japan

Here are the Worst 5 Airplane Accidents in Japan, in terms of casualties. No.5 BOAC Flight 911 In-flight breakup accident 124 Deaths Date 1966 May 5 Summary In-flight breakup Site Mount Fuji, Japan Passengers 113 Crew 11 Injuries (non-fata…

Predicted Number of Deaths in Next Super Quake in Japan

Japanese government predicts a huge earthquake called “Huge Nankai quake” may be coming in next 30 years. Its probability is 60-70%. The government estimates 440,000 people might die in the worst case, if Huge Nankai quake hits Japan. (App…

Top 10 Causes of Death in Japan, 2013

In June, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reported the rough number of demographic data in 2013. According to it, top 10 causes of death in 2013 are the below. 2014 version is "http://nbakki.hatenablog.com/entry/Causes_of_Death_Japan…

Number of Child Abuse (arrested cases) in Japan

Many child abuse incidents are reported. Among them, 482 assailants were arrested by the police in 2013. The following tables show the numbers of the arrested cases/assailants/victims of child abuse in Japan during 2004-2013. This shows on…

Motor Vehicle Deaths in Japan, 2013

According to the police data, 4373 persons were killed by car accidents in 2013. The number of victims decreased by 38, comparing with 2012. There are two statistics of "motor vehicle deaths". One is conducted by Ministry of Health, Labour…

Number of Arrested Cases of Domestic Violence in Japan

There were 4,405 arrested cases of domestic violence in 2013. The following shows the breakdown. 85% cases are Injuries and assaults. Charge 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Homicide and murder attempt 44 49 46 55 61 Injury resulting in death 1 2 …

Number of Domestic Violence in Japan

The following tables present statistics of domestic violence in Japan. The first one is "number of reported domestic violence". I think the estimated number of domestic violence is flat during recent years, but people seem to be getting br…

What Car Model is Most Stolen in Japan, 2012

The following shows the number of stolen cars by car model in Japan. It is the number of cases which insurance companies paid insurance money for stolen cars in 2012 November. Hiace is a people-carrier (minivan) type car. It is popular in …

Density of PM2.5 in Tokyo

Currently China suffers severe air pollution. Pollution substance PM2.5 is drifted to Korea and Japan. The following figure shows the density of PM2.5 in Tokyo during last three months. 2013 Nov - 2014 Jan. 2013 Dec - 2014 Feb. Source is M…

Number of Arson Attacks in Japan 2012-2013

The following shows the number of arson attacks (set on fire on purpose) in Japan (2012-2013). Ehime where is rural area is the worst. Most of high rate prefectures (Saga, Kochi, Yamanashi, Okinawa, Gunma, Tochigi) are countryside regions,…

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.