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…

Population of the people from Middle Eastern Countries, in Japan

As of 2014 June, 9884 people who are from Middle Eastern countries live in Japan. Big two ethnic groups are Iranian and Turk. Figure : Population of the people from Middle East Countries, who are living in Japan (by nationality) Nationalit…

Population of Brazilian People in Japan, 2014

177,953 of Brazilian people live in Japan as of 2014 June. The population rate is high in Tokai area (Shizuoka, Aichi, Mie, Gifu) and Gunma. Many Brazilian people work in automotive factories in those prefectures. Figure : Rate of Brazilia…

Population of American (USA) People in Japan, 2014

As of 2014 June, 50,515 of US citizens live in Japan. One third of them live in Tokyo. There are 133 US military bases/facilities in Japan. Especially, 33 bases are set in Okinawa. So the population rate of US citizens is high in Okinawa. …

Population of British People in Japan, 2014

As of 2014 June, 14,919 of people from the UK live in Japan. 38% of them live in Tokyo. Figure : Rate of British population by prefecture (per 1,000,000 residents) The population rate is high in the red prefecture, low in blue prefectures.…

Population of Vietnamese People in Japan, 2014

According to government statistics, 85,499 of Vietnamese people live in Japan. Vietnamese people are the 5th largest minority ethnic group in Japan, after Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Brazilian. The population rate is high in Gunma (red c…

Population of Thai People in Japan, 2014

As of 2014 June, 42,270 of Thai people live in Japan. More than half of them live in Kanto (around Tokyo) area. Figure : Rate of Thai population by prefecture (per 100,000 residents) The population rate is high in the red prefecture, low i…

Population of Philippine People in Japan, 2014

As of 2014 June, 213,923 of Philippine people live in Japan. Filipino is the third largest minority ethnic group in Japan. Chinese and Korean are 1st and 2nd.Their population rate is high in Tokai area (Gifu, Aichi, Shizuoka, Mie = orange …

Population of Pakistani People in Japan, 2014

11,481 of Pakistani people live in Japan as of 2014 June. Pakistani population is high in Toyama (red prefecture). There is a Pakistani town in Toyama and Pakistani people work as used car dealers for exporting used cars to Russia. Figure …

Population of Nepali People in Japan, 2014

36,107 of Nepalis are living in Japan as of 2014 June. One third of them live in Tokyo. The population rate is relatively high in Fukuoka and Tochigi. Japanese language schools in Fukuoka are recruiting Nepali students aggressively. Among …

Population of Indonesian People in Japan, 2014

According to the government survey, 28,649 of Indonesian live in Japan as of 2014 June. Indonesian people live in Aichi most (3,098). In terms of the population rate, Ibaraki (red colored) has high percentage. There are Indonesian people c…

Population of Asian Indian in Japan, 2014

As of 2014 June, 23,411 of Indian people live in Japan. 39% of Indian people are living in Tokyo. 16% are living in Kanagawa. So, more than half of Indian people live in those two regions. Figure : Rate of Asian Indian population by prefec…

Population of Taiwanese People in Japan, 2014

36,965 of Taiwanese people are living in Japan as of 2014 June. One third of them are living in Tokyo. The population rate of Taiwanese is relatively high in Okinawa, comparing to Korean and mainland Chinese. Okinawa and Taiwan are geograp…

Population of Chinese People in Japan, 2014

As of 2014 June 648,734 Chinese people are living in Japan. The following data shows the rate of Chinese population by prefecture. Tokyo has the highest rate. One in a hundred is a Chinese in Tokyo. The famous China towns are located in Yo…

Population of Korean People in Japan, 2014

As of 2014 June, 508,561 Korean people are living in Japan. The following data shows the population of Korean people who are living in Japan. The Korean population is large in Kansai (Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo) area. Figure : Rate of Korean popu…

Top 100 Cities Where Foreign Residents Population is Large (in Japan)

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications releases the population of foreign residents every year. The data below shows the top 100 cities (wards) which have large foreign residents population, as of 2014 June. Big cities have wards …

Changes in Population of Tokyo 23 Wards, 1935-2010

Tokyo 23 Wards area has 621 km2. Currently 9 million people live in there, including myself. The below shows the changes in population of Tokyo 23 wards from 1935 to 2010. Figure : Changes in Population of Tokyo 23 Wards, 1935-2010 Year Po…

Life Expectancy by Prefecture in Japan

According to 2010 statistics conducted by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the life expectancy of a Japanese person is 79.59 years for men, 86.35 years for women. The following figures show the life expectancy by prefecture in Japan…

Gender Ratio by Age in Japan, 2013

In terms of newborns, the number of boy babies is larger than girl babies, and the gender (sex) ratio is 105 (boys:girls=105:100). The death rate of men is bigger than women's. So around age 50, the sex ratio becomes 100. Over 50, the wome…

Population in Tokyo by Age, 2014

12,807,631 people live in Tokyo as of 2014 Jan. The following tables show Tokyo's population by age. The population of 30s and 40s is a big group. Baby-boomers (around 65) is also a large cluster. Figure 1: Population in Tokyo by Age Table…

Gender Ratio by Prefecture in Japan

The population of Japan in 2013 was 61,909,000 men and 65,388,000 women. The population of women is larger than men's, and the gender ratio (sex ratio) was 94.7. It means men : women = 94.7 : 100The figure below shows gender ratios by pref…

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.