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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.

Changes in Number of University/College Teachers and Officials in Japan, 1949-2014

Some people say, Japan has been founding new universities/colleges year by year in order to create new jobs for postdoctoral persons. According to a survey conducted by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the nu…

Changes in Number of University/College Students in Japan, 1949-2014

Along with the increasing of universities/colleges, the number of university/college students is also increasing. According to a survey conducted by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 2.855 million students are…

Changes in Number of Universities/Colleges in Japan, 1949-2014

According to a survey by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, there are 781 universities/colleges in Japan. Of which 86 are run by Japanese government. 92 are managed by prefectures or cities. Private sectors ope…

Trend of College Going-rate in Japan, 1955-2014

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology researches the college-going rate (percentage of students who go on to universities/colleges) every year. According to it, the college-going rate for 4 year-universities/colleg…

Number of 2014 Bar Examination Passers in Japan, By Law School

The following figure and tables show the number of 2014 bar examination passers in Japan by law school. In terms of the number of passed students, top 5 schools (Waseda, Chuo, Tokyo, Keio, Kyoto) are outstanding. Table 1: Ranking by the nu…

Top 50 Universities (including colleges) With Highest Paid Graduates in Japan

Several days ago, I posted "Top 100 Universities With Highest Paid Graduates in Japan". That post did not include single-department colleges. This time, the following ranking includes both of multi-departments universities and single-depar…

Top 100 Universities With Highest Paid Graduates in Japan

An agency DODA which supports people's career change, asked their white-collar customers about their annual income. Based on it, DODA reported the average annual income of graduates by university. The number of samples is approximately 100…

College-Going Rate by Prefecture in Japan, 2014

In 2014, the college-going rate is 53.8% in Japan, according to a survey by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. A breakdown by prefecture revealed that Tokyo has the highest rate 66.1%, followed by Kyoto 65.6% and Kanagawa 61%. Only th…

Number of Bar Examination Passers in Japan, By Law School

2013 May, the bar examination of Japan was carried. Total 2049 candidates passed the bar examination. The following shows the number of qualified persons who passed the bar examination 2013 by law school. In this post, a law school means a…

Top 10 National Universities in Japan, Category of Faculty of Dentistry

12 national universities/college have faculty of dentistry in Japan. Here is the ranking of them by difficulty of passing the entrance examination. Rank University University Deviation score 1 東京医科歯科大学 Tokyo Medical and Dental Univ…

Top 10 National Universities in Japan, Category of Faculty of Pharmacy

14 Japanese national universities have faculty of pharmacy. Here is the ranking of them by difficulty of passing the entrance examination. Students have to study in faculty of pharmacy for 6 years. Rank University University Deviation scor…

Top 10 National Universities in Japan, Category of Faculty of Agriculture

The following is the ranking of Faculty of Agriculture in Japanese national universities. The ranking is based on difficulty of passing the entrance examination. For instance, it is the hardest to pass the entrance exam of University of To…

Ranking of National Universities in Japan, Category of Veterinary Major

There are only 16 universities/colleges have veterinary course. Every university/college is difficult to enter, because veterinarian is a popular job. 11 of them are in national universities. They are almost on the same level. The followin…

College-Going Rate 65.2% (2013) in Tokyo

Last March (2013), 101,970 students graduated from senior high schools in Tokyo. 65% of them entered into colleges/universities. 20,000 enrolled in other type of schools, such as a vocational school. 7,000 took a job. 8,000 had not determi…

Top 40 National Universities in Japan, Faculty of Engineering Category

Here is the ranking of Faculty of Engineering by difficulty of passing the entrance examination. Rank University University Deviation score 1 東京大学 University of Tokyo 70-72 2 京都大学 Kyoto University 67-69 3 東京工業大学 Tokyo Institu…

Top 30 National Universities in Japan, Faculty of Science Category

The following is the ranking of faculty of science in national universities by difficulty of passing the entrance examination. Faculty of science usually includes 4 main departments; Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geoscience. Rank Univers…

Ranking of Faculty of Medicine in Japanese National Universities

Here is the ranking of faculty of medicine in national universities by difficulty of passing the entrance examination. This list does not mean the ranking of their outputs. University of Tokyo is always the best. Faculty of medicine is usu…

Top 20 National Universities in Japan, Faculty of Literature category, by difficulty of passing the entrance exam

Thank you for reading University Ranking series. It is the turn of "Faculty of Literature at national universities". You can see some women's universities on the list this time. Ochanomizu University on rank 4 is also a women's university.…

Top 30 National Universities in Japan, Faculty of Economics category, by difficulty of passing the entrance exam

Yesterday, I posted the ranking of "faculty of law". So today's menu is "faculty of economics". Generally this ranking is similar with the ranking of "faculty of law". University Deviation score 1 東京大学 The University of Tokyo 65-70 2 …

Ranking of National Universities in Japan, Faculty of Law category, by difficulty of passing the entrance exam

There are two types of universities in Japan; National/Public universities and Private universities. National universities are run by the government. And public universities are run by prefectures/municipalities. Private universities are r…

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.