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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.

Number of Labor Union Members in Japan, 2012-2016

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The following data show the changes in the number of labor union members between 2012 and 2016. Year Number of union Number of union members Total Labors Unionization rate % (estimated) 2012 25,775 9,892,284 55,280,000 17.9 2013 25,532 9,8…

Changes in the Unemployment Rate and the Job-offer to Job-seeker Ratio in Tokyo, 2000-2015

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The graphs below show the changes in the unemployment rate and the job-offer to job-seeker ratio in Tokyo between 2000 and 2015. Unemployment rate (%) Job-offer to job-seeker ratio 2000 5.0 0.65 2001 5.2 0.76 2002 5.6 0.70 2003 5.0 0.82 20…

Number of Employees in Tokyo by Employment Status, 2012

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The data below shows the number of employees in Tokyo by employment status, in 2007 and 2012. 2007 2012 Total employment 631 661 Director 64 55 Permanent employee 370 390 Part-time employee 127 143 Contract employee 39 46 Dispatched employ…

Percentage of the Labor Population by Sector in Tokyo, 2010

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The following graph shows the percentage of labor population by sector in Tokyo, 2010. most of labor work in the ternity sector. Sector % Primary 0.4 Secondary 15.2 Tertiary 70.8 Other 13.7 The next graph shows the breakdown of the above. …

How Many Paid Holidays Do Japanese Wage-workers Take, in a Year?

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An average Japanese wage-worker who works for a company that employs more than 30 people can get 18.4 days of paid holiday officially. But most of the workers do not take 18 holidays fully. The average worker takes 8.8 paid holidays in a y…

Job Opening-To-Application Ratio in Japan, 2014 July

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Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reports the job opening-to-application ratio every month. The job opening-to-application ratio expresses the relationship between job seekers and employers. The formula is employers/(job seekers). If …

Average Number of Job Changings (Career Switch) in Japan

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Social Good Marketing which is an agency of supporting people's career switch, led a survey about the average number of job changings in Japan. According to the survey, the average number of job changes are 2.2 times. The survey was conduc…

Commuting Time of Workers in Tokyo

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Every moring, a large number of employees (including myself) come from various places to Tokyo where their offices are located. A real-estate company Athome Inc. conducted a survey about workers' commuting time. The target person of the su…

Commuting time of workers in Japan, 2011

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Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications conducts surveys of people's "time use" every 5 years. The latest survey was taken in 2011. Many workers in the Greater Tokyo take much time to commute to work. But the average time of statis…

Monthly Working Hours in Tokyo, by industry category, 2013 November

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The list shows how long labors work monthly in Tokyo by industry category. Industry of "accommodations, eating and drinking services" is the hardest job in terms of time. Category of industry Working days in a month Working hours in a mont…

Ratio of Part-time Workers by industry category in Tokyo, 2013 November

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The table below shows "number of workers in Tokyo" and "the ratio of part-time workers". Almost 70% workers are part-timers in the medical care field. Category of industry Number of Workers Total Men Women Ratio of part-timer % Ratio of pa…

Number of Private Investigators in Japan

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There are 5546 registered private investigators in Japan. Private eyes have to register themselves at the local police. Registration cost is 3600 yen. Providing service without registration is illegal. Three persons were arrested by the un…

Top 10 Dream Jobs of Japanese Girls

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The list shows the top 10 list of dream jobs which Japanese girls (pre-school girls and elementary school girls) want to be. Boy's version is Top 10 Dream Jobs of Japanese Boys. Rank Occupation Occupation Point 1 Food shop owner 食べ物屋さ…

Top 10 Dream Jobs of Japanese Boys

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Here is the ranking of dream jobs which Japanese boys (pre-school kids and elementary school kids) want to be. Girls' version is here. Rank Occupation point 1 Professional soccer player サッカー選手 11.7 2 Scholar/Academic doctor 学者・博…

Top 10 Companies; university/college students want to join (in Japan)

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Here is the popularity ranking of companies which Japanese university/college students want to work for. 2013 version Total ranking Rank Company Company 1 日本生命保険 Nippon Life Insurance Co. 2 東京海上日動火災保険 Tokio Marine & Nichido…

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.