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.

Entertainment

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.