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.

Demographic & Population

Number of Kids Has Been Decreasing for 36 Years in Japan

May 5th is the Children's day in Japan. Every year Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications reports the number of children on May 4th. According to it, the number of children has been decreasing since 1982. The portion of children h…

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…

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…

Changes in the Gender Ratio in Japan, 1920-2015

The following data show the changes in the gender ratio (if population of women = 100) in Japan, between 1920 and 2015. Many men died in World War II, then the men's population was low in 1945. Figure: Changes in Gender Ratio in Japan, 192…

Changes in the Death Rate in Japan, 1947-2015

The following data show the changes in the death rate in Japan between 1947 and 2015. Figure: Changes in the Death Rate in Japan, 1947-2015 Here is the chnages in the death rate from 2010 to 2015. (unit: death rate per 1000) Table: Changes…

Percentage of Single Women in 20s Who Don't Want to Get Married (in Japan)

An incorporated administrative agency National Institution For Youth Education conducted a survey about people's view of marriage. According to its 2015 survey, the percentage of single women in 20s who don't want to get married is increas…

Percentage of Single Men in 20s Who Don't Want to Get Married (in Japan)

An incorporated administrative agency National Institution For Youth Education conducted a survey about people's view of marriage. According to its 2015 survey, the percentage of single men in 20s who don't want to get married is increased…

Population by Industry in Japan, 2015

Total 64 million people are working in Japan. The data below show the workers population in Japan in 2015 by industry. Figure: Workers population in Japan in 2015 by industry (unit: 1000 persons) Figure: Workers population by industry in d…

Japan Population as of 2016 January 1st

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications released the data of the population as of 2016 January 1st. The data below show the population by prefecture. Prefecture Population increase and decrease, 2015 - 2016 increase-decrease rate T…

Tokyo Metropolitan Population by Ward/City in 2016

The table below shows the Tokyo Metropolitan population by ward/city as of 2016 Jan 1. Ward, City, Town, Village Population Setagaya 908,325 Nerima 727,252 Ota 711,623 Adachi 694,632 Edogawa 684,871 Hachioji 579,595 Suginami 563,701 Itabas…

Changes in the Number of Students by School Type in Tokyo, 1955-2015

The following data show the changes in the number of students by school type in Tokyo between 1955 and 2015. Table: The number of students by school Kindergarten Elementary school Junior high school Senior high school 1955 76,756 957,772 4…

Percentage of Children's Population By Prefecture in Japan, 2015

Every year Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications reports the number of children on May 4th. According to it, the population of children increased only in Tokyo, from 2014 to 2015. The children's population decreased in the rest o…

Number of Kids Has Been Decreasing for 35 Years in Japan

May 5th is Children's day in Japan. Every year Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications reports the number of children on May 4th. According to it, the number of children has been decreasing since 1982. The portion of children has b…

Changes in the Stillbirth Rate in Japan, 1947-2015

The data below show the changes in stillbirth rate in Japan between 1947 and 2015. Unit is per 1000 births. Year stillbirth rate (per 1000 births) 1947 44.2 1948 50.9 1949 66.7 1950 84.9 1951 92.2 1952 92.3 1953 93.8 1954 95.6 1955 95.8 19…

Changes in the Number of Marriages in Japan, 1947-2015

The following data shows the changes in the number of marriages in Japan between 1947 and 2015. Year Marriages 1947 934,170 1948 953,999 1949 842,170 1950 715,081 1951 671,905 1952 676,995 1953 682,077 1954 697,809 1955 714,861 1956 715,93…

Changes in the Number of Divorces in Japan, 1947-2015

The following data shows the changes in the number of divorces in Japan between 1947 and 2015. Year Divorces 1947 79,551 1948 79,032 1949 82,575 1950 83,689 1951 82,331 1952 79,021 1953 75,255 1954 76,759 1955 75,267 1956 72,040 1957 71,65…

Changes in the Percentage of Unmarried Women in Japan by Age, 1920-2010

The following data show the chnages in the percentage of unmarried women in Japan by age between 1920 and 2010. 1920 1925 1930 1935 1940 1950 age women (%) women (%) women (%) women (%) women (%) women (%) 15-19 82.3 85.9 89.3 92.5 95.6 96…

Changes in the Percentage of Unmarried Men in Japan by Age, 1920-2010

The following data show the chnages in the percentage of unmarried men in Japan by age between 1920 and 2010. 1920 1925 1930 1935 1940 1950 age men (%) men (%) men (%) men (%) men (%) men (%) 15-19 97.2 98.2 99.0 99.4 99.6 99.5 20-24 70.9 …

Percentage of Unmarried People by Age in Japan, 2010

The following shows the percentage of unmarried people by age in Japan. It is the data from national population census 2010. unit: % age men (%) women (%) 15-19 99.7 99.4 20-24 94.0 89.6 25-29 71.8 60.3 30-34 47.3 34.5 35-39 35.6 23.1 40-4…

Percent Never Married in Japan, 1920-2010

The following table shows the percent of men and women in Japan ages around 50 who never married, and the estimated percent of them in the future. Year men % women % 1920 2 2 1925 2 2 1930 2 1 1935 2 1 1940 2 1 1950 1 1 1955 1 1 1960 1 2 1…

Changes in the Number of Deaths in Japan, 1947-2015

The following is the changes in the number of deaths in Japan between 1947 and 2015. Year Number of deaths 1947 1,138,238 1948 950,610 1949 945,444 1950 904,876 1951 838,998 1952 765,068 1953 772,547 1954 721,491 1955 693,523 1956 724,460 …

Changes in the Number of Live Births in Japan, 1947-2015

The following is the changes in the number of live births in Japan between 1947 and 2015. Year Number of live births 1947 2,678,792 1948 2,681,624 1949 2,696,638 1950 2,337,507 1951 2,137,689 1952 2,005,162 1953 1,868,040 1954 1,769,580 19…

Changes in the Number of Households by Household Size, 1953-2013

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare conducts a survey about the number of households every year. The data below show the changes in the number of households by household size ("1-person household" to "6-or-more-persons household") betwe…

Average Age by Prefecture in Japan, 2013

National Institute of Population and Social Security Research reports the average age by prefecture every year. The following shows the latest 2013 data. Okinawa has the youngest number, and Akita has the oldest. Figure: Average Age by Pre…

Japanese Population by Oriental Zodiac, 2013

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications researched Japanese population by Oriental Zodiac (animal symbols) in 2013. According to it, the people born in the year of the Ox are the biggest group among 12 zodiacs. The year of the hors…

Birth Rate by Prefecture in Japan, 2014

Last week Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reported the 2014 birth rate. According to it, the nation-wide total fertility rate (birth rate) was 1.42. It dropped 0.1 point from 2013. The total fertility rate of a population is the ave…

Trend of Gender Ratio in Japan, 2000-2012

According to Japan census, the ratio of men to women is decreasing year by year. The gender ratio (sex ratio) was "95.9 men per 100.0 women" in 2000. However the ratio of men dropped to "95.0 men per 100.0 women" in 2012. In Japan, the pro…

Changes in the Population of Japan, 1920-2015

2016 March 1st update: applied the latest 2015 census Currently the population of Japan is decreasing. However, until the beginning of 21 century, the population was increasing. The below shows the changes in Japan's population from 1920 t…

Population of Foreign Residents in Japan

As of 2014 June, 2,086,603 of foreign residents live in Japan. More than half of them are Chinese and Korean. Figure : Population of Foreign Residents in Japan by Nationality Nationality Population Total number 2,086,603 China 648,734 Kore…

Population of Peruvian People in Japan, 2014

48,263 of Peruvian people live in Japan as of 2014 June. Peruvian people is the second largest latin American ethnic group in Japan, after Brazilian. Peruvian people mostly live in Kanto area and Tokai area. Figure : Rate of British popula…

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.