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.

What Gun is Used in Japanese Crime Scene?

Keeping gun is illegal in Japan. If you had a gun, you would be arrested and the police would seize your gun. Last year (2012) Japanese police seized 309 real guns. Here are the statistics of what gun was seized from 2008 to 2012.

    2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Tokarev type mainly made in China 26 19 20 29 9
Smith & Wesson mainly made in USA 50 30 27 41 39
Paltik made in Philippines 16 4 11 8 4
Browning made in Belgium 39 25 32 22 20
Makarov type mainly made in Russia 27 13 19 9 12
Rossi made in Brazil 8 5 8 1 5
Other   298 283 239 265 220

The graph below shows the breakdown of 2012.

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The following shows the number of guns by country of origin.

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
USA 130 104 90 134 116
China 19 23 19 21 9
Philippines 25 13 12 13 6
Russia (former Soviet Union) 22 14 20 14 12
Brazil 17 16 13 9 10
Belgium 52 32 34 32 29
Italy 5 7 5 2 10
Germany 27 22 15 13 9
Spain 8 10 16 12 6
Japan 95 71 77 81 72
Other 4 4 4 10 5
Unknown 60 63 51 34 25

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Source is National Police Agency.

A gun made in Japan means a military gun which was made before World War II.

 

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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.