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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

Name Animal

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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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.