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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.

10 Most Rented Animation Movies in 2016 in Japan

Rental shop chain TSUTAYA reported the 10 most rented animation movies in their chain from 2016 January to 2016 November. According to it, the most rented movie was "Nobunaga Concerto". No. 1 Zootopia No. 2 The Boy and the Beast No. 3 Mini…

10 Most Rented Japanese Movies in 2016 in Japan

Rental shop chain TSUTAYA reported the 10 most rented Japanese movies in their chain from 2016 January to 2016 November. According to it, the most rented movie was "Nobunaga Concerto". No. 1 Nobunaga Concerto No. 2 Hero No. 3 Flying Colors…

20 Most Rented Foreign Movies in 2016 in Japan

Rental shop chain TSUTAYA reported the 20 most rented foreign movies in their chain from 2016 January to 2016 November. According to it, the most rented movie was Jurassic World. The ranking does not include animation movies, like Zootopia…

Top 10 Best Selling Manga in Japan 2016

A market research company Oricon published the top 10 ranking of best selling manga in 2016 (data from 2015 Nov. 23 to 2016 Nov. 20). According to it, ONE PIECE keeps the 1st place. Table: Top 10 Best Selling Manga in Japan 2016 by author …

2016 Top 10 Successful Products (Service) in Japan

A magazine Nikkei Trendy reported 2016 hot-selling products in Japan. According to it, the most successful service was Pokemon GO. Here is the ranking of 2016 successful products (service) in Japan. Images are linked to Amazon. No. 10. Gre…

10 Most Rented Japanese Movies in First Half of 2016 in Japan

Rental shop chain TSUTAYA reported the 10 most rented Japanese movies in their chain from 2016 January to 2016 June. According to it, the most rented movie was "Bakemono no ko (The Boy and the Beast)" The following list shows the top 10. N…

30 Most Rented Foreign Movies in First Half of 2016 in Japan

Rental shop chain TSUTAYA reported the 30 most rented foreign movies in their chain from 2016 January to 2016 June. According to it, the most rented movie was Jurassic World. The following list shows the top 30. No. 1 Jurassic World No. 2 …

What Pokémon is Popular in Japan, 2015 (600-720)

Table: Ranking of popular Pokémon, rank 600-720 Rank Pokemon English Deutsch Français Korean 606 ナマケロ Slakoth Bummelz Parecool 게을로 607 カラナクシ Shellos Schalellos Sancoki 깝질무 607 ギギアル Klang Kliklak Clic 기기어르 607 ソルロ…

What Pokémon is Popular in Japan, 2015 (400-600)

Table: Ranking of popular Pokémon, rank 400-600 Rank Pokemon English Deutsch Français Korean 402 エビワラー Hitmonchan Nockchan Tygnon 홍수몬 402 ジーランス Relicanth Relicanth Relicanth 시라칸 402 ペラップ Chatot Plaudagei Pijako 페라페 4…

What Pokémon is Popular in Japan, 2015 (200-400)

Table: Ranking of popular Pokémon, rank 200-400 Rank Pokemon English Deutsch Français Korean 200 マリルリ Azumarill Azumarill Azumarill 마릴리 202 エレキブル Electivire Elevoltek Elekable 에레키블 203 ヒメグマ Teddiursa Teddiursa Teddiursa…

What Pokémon is Popular in Japan, 2015

The official Pokémon movie site "www.pokemon-movie.jp" conducted a populality vote of Pokémon characters. According to it, the most popular Pokémon is "ゲッコウガ (Greninja/Quajutsu/Amphinobi/개굴닌자)" among 720 Pokémon characters. Table:…

Number of Aquarium Visitors in Japan, 2009

The following data show the number of visitors by aquarium in Japan in 2009. Unit: visitors/year Rank Aquarium Location Visitors (yearly) 1 Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium Okinawa 2,790,649 2 Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Osaka 2,208,386 3 Port of Nag…

Number of Zoo Visitors in Japan, 2009

The following data show the number of visitors by zoo in Japan in 2009. Unit: visitors/year Rank Zoo Location Visitors, yearly 1 Ueno Zoo Tokyo 3,028,386 2 Asahiyama Zoo Asahikawa 2,463,274 3 Higashiyama Zoo Nagoya 2,284,853 4 Tennoji Zoo …

10 Biggest Payoffs in Japan Horse Racing History (JRA: Trifecta Ticket)

In Japan, the nationwide horse racing is run by Japan Racing Association (JRA). There are 8 types of betting ticket in JRA races; WIN (record payoff) PLACE (record payoff) BRACKET QUINELLA (record payoff) QUINELLA PLACE (record payoff) QUI…

10 Biggest Payoffs in Japan Horse Racing History (JRA: Trio Ticket)

In Japan, the nationwide horse racing is run by Japan Racing Association (JRA). There are 8 types of betting ticket in JRA races; WIN (record payoff) PLACE (record payoff) BRACKET QUINELLA (record payoff) QUINELLA PLACE (record payoff) QUI…

10 Biggest Payoffs in Japan Horse Racing History (JRA: Exacta Ticket)

In Japan, the nationwide horse racing is run by Japan Racing Association (JRA). There are 8 types of betting ticket in JRA races; WIN (record payoff) PLACE (record payoff) BRACKET QUINELLA (record payoff) QUINELLA PLACE (record payoff) QUI…

10 Biggest Payoffs in Japan Horse Racing History (JRA: Quinella Ticket)

In Japan, the nationwide horse racing is run by Japan Racing Association (JRA). There are 8 types of betting ticket in JRA races; WIN (record payoff) PLACE (record payoff) BRACKET QUINELLA (record payoff) QUINELLA PLACE (record payoff) QUI…

10 Biggest Payoffs in Japan Horse Racing History (JRA: Quinella Place Ticket)

In Japan, the nationwide horse racing is run by Japan Racing Association (JRA). There are 8 types of betting ticket in JRA races; WIN (record payoff) PLACE (record payoff) BRACKET QUINELLA (record payoff) QUINELLA PLACE (record payoff) QUI…

10 Biggest Payoffs in Japan Horse Racing History (JRA: Bracket Quinella Ticket)

Japan Racing Association (JRA) runs the nationwide horse racing. There are 8 types of betting ticket in JRA races; WIN (record payoff) PLACE (record payoff) BRACKET QUINELLA (record payoff) QUINELLA PLACE (record payoff) QUINELLA (record p…

10 Biggest Payoffs in Japan Horse Racing History (JRA: Place Ticket)

Japan Racing Association (JRA) runs the nationwide horse racing. There are 8 types of betting ticket in JRA races; WIN (record payoff) PLACE (record payoff) BRACKET QUINELLA (record payoff) QUINELLA PLACE (record payoff) QUINELLA (record p…

10 Biggest Payoffs in Japan Horse Racing History (JRA: Win Ticket)

In Japan, the nationwide horse racing is run by Japan Racing Association (JRA). There are 8 types of betting ticket in JRA races; WIN (record payoff) PLACE (record payoff) BRACKET QUINELLA (record payoff) QUINELLA PLACE (record payoff) QUI…

List of Horse Racecourses in Japan, 2016

There are two types of horse racing in Japan. One is the nationwide horse racing run by Japan Racing Association (JRA). The other is horse racing run by local government. The following shows the lists of racecourses in Japan, as of 2016. R…

Ranking of Masked Riders (Kamen Riders) Popularity Vote

Masked Riders (Kamen Riders) are Japanese bug eyed superheroes in the TV series. It has been aired since 1971. As of 2016, total 118 Masked Riders are introduced. Asahi-Shimbun newspaper conducted a popularity vote of Masked Riders. n=1295…

All-time Top 100 Best-selling Manga in Japan (No.103 - No.134)

Here is the list of the all-time top 100 best-selling manga titles in Japan, No. 103 to No.134. No.103 The Tale of Genji 17 million No.103 Wangan Midnight 17 million No.103 Master Keaton 17 million No.106 Soul Eater 16 million No.107 Magi:…

All-time Top 100 Best-selling Manga in Japan (No.75 - No.102)

Here is the list of the all-time top 100 best-selling manga titles in Japan, No. 75 to No.102. No.75 BOYS BE 25 million No.75 Yukan Club 25 million No.75 Angel Heart 25 million No.75 Miyuki 25 million No.79 Hikaru no Go 24.6 million No.80 …

All-time Top 100 Best-selling Manga in Japan (No.54 - No.74)

Here is the list of the all-time top 100 best-selling manga titles in Japan, No. 54 to No.74. No.54 Dr. Slump 35 million No.55 Chibi Maruko-chan 32 million No.56 Jarinko Chie 30 million No.56 COBRA 30 million No.56 Chameleon 30 million No.…

All-time Top 100 Best-selling Manga in Japan (No.34 - No.53)

Here is the list of the all-time top 100 best-selling manga titles in Japan, No. 34 to No.53. No.34 Yu Yu Hakusho 49.3 million copies were printed No.35 Dokaben 48 million No.35 Initial D 48 million No.37 BLACK JACK 45 million No.37 Shizuk…

All-time Top 100 Best-selling Manga in Japan (No.1 - No.33)

A manga related site mangazenkan.com summarized the all-time best-selling manga titles in Japan. Here is the list of those manga titles. No.1 ONE PIECE 320.86 million copies printed No.2 Golgo 13 200 million copies printed No.3 DRAGON BALL…

2015 Top 10 Successful Products (Service) in Japan

A magazine Nikkei Trendy reported 2015 hot-selling products in Japan. According to it, the most successful service was Hokuriku Shinkansen. Here is the ranking of 2015 successful products (service) in Japan. All images are linked to Amazon…

Top 10 Best Selling Manga in Japan 2015

A market research company Oricon published the top 10 ranking of best selling manga in 2015 (data from 2014 Nov. 17 to 2015 Nov. 22). According to it, ONE PIECE keeps the 1st place. Rank Title Title 2015 Sales (copies) Author Publisher 201…

2015 Winter Anime Ranking in Japan

An amine fan site Anikore reports some anime rankings. I would like to introduce its bookmarks' ranking. Anikore sorted TV anime shows by the number of visitors' bookmarks. The No. 1 TV anime of 2015 winter season (2015 Jan- Mar) was 冴え…

2014 Top 10 Successful Products in Japan

A magazine Nikkei Trendy reported 2014 hot-selling products in Japan. According to it, the most successful product was Frozen (film). Here is the ranking of 2014 successful products in Japan. All images are linked to Amazon. No. 10 Abeno H…

2014 Autumn/Fall Anime Ranking in Japan

An anime site Anikore publishes several anime rankings. I would like to introduce its 2014 Autumn/Fall TV anime ranking by the number of reader's bookmarks. If a TV anime got many reader's bookmarks, its rank got higher. All images are lin…

2014 Emerging Manga in Japan

The following list shows the best selling manga which series started in 2014. Actually some of them had already published as magazine articles in 2013, but their vol.1 books were published in 2014. A publications distributor Nippan release…

Top 10 most wanted Christmas gifts for kids in Japan, 2014

The following shows the list of Christmas gifts which Japanese kids want to get. An amusement park Kidzania asked their customers what gift they want for Christmas, and published the result.The most popular gift is Yo-Kai Watch game soft, …

Top 30 Best Selling Manga in Japan 2014

A market research company Oricon published the top 30 ranking of best selling manga titles in 2014 (data from 2013 Nov. 18 to 2014 Nov. 16). According to it, top 2 (ONE PIECE and Attack on Titan) are same as those of the 2013 ranking. Haik…

What Kaiju of Ultraman is Popular?

Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. and Yahoo Japan conducted a popularity vote of "Kaiju in Ultraman TV series" last year through the Internet. The following is the result of the vote. I cannot paste photos of Kaiju. Instead of them, please s…

Top 30 Best Selling Manga in Japan 2013

Here is the list of top selling manga in Japan in 2013. Big two "ONE PIECE and Attack of Titan" dominate the market. 2014 version is here (Top 30 Best Selling Manga in Japan 2014). Title Title Sales (copies) Author Publisher ONE PIECE ONE …

Top 5 Popular Attractions in Tokyo Disneyland

A fan site of Tokyo Disneyland "Tokyo Disneyland Konzatsu Yoso" conducted a survey "What attraction in Tokyo Disneyland do you like?". The site released the result. According to it, the most popular attraction is Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go S…

Top 20 Best-selling Single (Record/CD) of All Time in Japan

The following shows the best selling music singles (record/CD) in Japan (as of 2013). Masato Shimon, singer of No.1 hit "Oyoge! Taiyaku-kun" had not made a royalty contract with the record company when he recorded the song. Because he did …

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.