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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 Cat Names in Japan, 2013 version

Here are the most popular cat names in 2013 in Japan. 

Rank Name Name Number of cats possible meaning
1 モモ Momo 53 Peach
2 クロ Kuro 38 Black
3 ハナ Hana 33 Flower
4 チビ Chibi 32 Tiny
5 ソラ Sora 28 Sky
6 ミミ Mimi 25  
6 サクラ Sakura 25 Cherry
8 レオ Reo 24 Leo
9 リン Rin 23  
9 ミー Mii 23  

 

Survey was conducted by IRISOHYAMA INC.

Other traditional cat's names are

  • Tora トラ
  • Tama タマ
  • Mike (me-K) ミケ

Doraemon (ドラえもん) which is the name of a Japanese cartoon character, is a variation of Dora-neko (どら猫) which means a bad stray cat. Doraemon is a robot who has cat's feature.

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I bought an A4 size document box for 498 yen ($5.03 €3.72) at Seiyu. It is made by plastic.

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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.