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.

Danger

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,…

Number of Stolen Bicycles in Japan

In Japan 305,003 bicycles were stolen last year. Those are only reported cases. Some do not report incidents. Osaka is the most dangerous place. Tokyo is the 2nd unsafe. In my case, my family's bicycle was stolen from in front of our apart…

Number of Stolen Cars in Japan

The following shows the number of stolen cars in Japan. Chiba is the most dangerous place. There are many (434) dismantlement workshops in Chiba. Some of them commit illegal activities; - dismantle stolen cars, take valuable parts - pack p…

Crime Rate in Major Cities of Japan, 2011

The following shows the crime rate in major cities in Japan. Major cities statistics council researches these statistics every year. The latest data is for 2011. Please see Crime Rate in Major Cities 2013 also. City City Prefecture Populat…

Murder Rate in Major Cities of Japan, 2011

Major cities in Japan form the specific council about statistics. The council releases various statistics data. The latest data is the 2011 version. I picked the statistics of murder cases in those big cities. Please see the following tabl…

Number of Suicides during 1978-2013 in Japan

Recently the number of suicides has decreased gradually. "30,000 people committed suicides" era has gone. The following shows the number of suicides during 1978-2013, and its rate (per 100,000). Year Total number of suicides Men Women Rate…

Number of Suicides in Japan, 2013

Last year, 27,195 persons committed suicides in Japan. May was the peak season of suicides. 70% percent of suicides were committed by men. Total Man Woman 2013 Total 27,195 18,727 8,468 Jan 2,451 1,710 741 Feb 2,154 1,502 652 Mar 2,478 1,7…

Motor Vehicle Deaths in Japan, 2012

5821 people died by car accidents in Japan, 2012. Proportion of pedestrian is the biggest, 2298 walkers were killed by cars. The following shows the number of deaths by car/bike accidents. 2010 2011 2012 Pedestrian 2418 2352 2298 Bicycle r…

Police found 1,950 Counterfeit Notes (fake bill) of Japanese Yen in 2012

1,950 counterfeit notes and 1,872 fake coins were found in 2012. Here are the statistics of counterfeit notes found by the police in recent years. 2009 2010 2011 2012 10,000 yen bill 1,966 2,427 1,157 1,457 5,000 yen bill 278 474 85 109 2,…

Murder Rate by Prefecture in Japan, 2012

The following list shows the murder rate by prefecture in Japan, 2012. The numbers include attempt cases. So the numbers of actual victims are less than these numbers. Osaka is the most dangerous region in Japan. Western prefectures domina…

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.