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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.

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

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 Fire Insurance
3 第一生命保険 Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Co.
4 三菱東京UFJ銀行 Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
5 三井住友海上火災保険 Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
6 三菱UFJ信託銀行 Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
7 みずほフィナンシャルグループ Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
8 三井住友銀行 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
9 三井住友信託銀行 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
10 明治安田生命保険 Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co.

Survey conducted by Nikkei Inc



Ranking by student type is the following.

Male students in law/economics/literature course

Rank Company Company Type of business
1 三菱商事 Mitsubishi Corporation Trading company
2 住友商事 Sumitomo Corporation Trading company
3 三菱東京UFJ銀行 Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
4 伊藤忠商事 ITOCHU Corporation Trading company
5 東京海上日動火災保険 Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
6 丸紅 Marubeni Corporation Trading company
7 みずほフィナンシャルグループ Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
8 三井住友銀行 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
9 三菱UFJ信託銀行 Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
10 三井物産 Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Trading company

Male students in science/engineering course

Rank Company Company Type of business
1 東日本旅客鉄道JR東日本 East Japan Railway (JR East)
2 日立製作所 Hitachi, Ltd. Heavy electric machinery
3 住友商事 Sumitomo Corporation Trading company
4 NTTデータ NTT DATA Telecom
5 東芝 Toshiba Heavy electric machinery
6 ロッテグループ Lotte Group Food
7 三菱商事 Mitsubishi Corporation Trading company
8 丸紅 Marubeni Corporation Trading company
9 東海旅客鉄道JR東海 Tokairyokakutetsudo (JR Tokai) Railway
10 伊藤忠商事 ITOCHU Corporation Trading company

Female students in law/economics/literature course

Rank Company Company Type of business
1 東京海上日動火災保険 Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
2 三菱東京UFJ銀行 Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
3 住友商事 Sumitomo Corporation Trading company
4 三菱UFJ信託銀行 Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
5 三井住友銀行 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
6 みずほフィナンシャルグループ Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
7 ジェイティービー(JTB)グループ JTB (JTB) group Travel Agency
8 丸紅 Marubeni Corporation Trading company
9 オリエンタルランド Oriental Land Co., Ltd. runs Tokyo Disneyland
10 三井住友信託銀行 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Female students in science/engineering course

Rank Company Company Type of business
1 ロッテグループ Lotte Group Food
2 カゴメ Kagome Co., Ltd. Food
3 サントリーホールディングス Suntory Holdings Beverage
4 明治グループ(明治・Meiji Seika ファルマ) Meiji Group (Meiji/Meiji Seika Pharma) Food/Medical
5 森永製菓 Morinaga & Co., Ltd. Food
6 ミツカングループ本社 Mitsukan Group Inc. Food
7 日清製粉グループ Nisshin Flour Milling Group Food
8 味の素 Ajinomoto Food
9 資生堂 Shiseido Cosmetic
10 森永乳業 Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. Food

Survey conducted by Diamond-big and lead Co.,Ltd

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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.