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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.

What Hobby is Popular in Japan? (by Gender, 2011)

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Yesterday I posted What Hobby is Popular in Japan (2011)? The following is the same kind of statistics by genders. On both sides, "Listening music on CD" is the top. There are some differences in under No.2 hobbies between men and women.

by Men

  Hobby Participants (1000)
1 Listening music on CD, tape, record  25,141
2 Watching movies on DVD, Video (Excluding recorded TV program)   22,508
3 Video game, PC game
 
 21,275
4 Reading as a hobby  19,065
5 Watching movies
(Excluding TV,Video,DVD) 
 17,377
6 Karaoke  15,788
7 Sightseeing amusement park , Zoo and Aquarium  15,199
8 Watching sports (Excluding TV,DVD)  12,369
9 Photography  12,359
10 Gardening  11,323
11 Pachinko  8,891
12 Do-it-yourself  8,461
13 Watching arts (Excluding TV,DVD)  7,182
14 Going modern music concert  4,595
15 Playing instruments  4,145
16 Watching plays (Excluding TV,DVD)  3,853
17 Camp  3,561
18 Japanese chess  3,365
19 Going classical music concert  3,181
20 Cooking as a hobby  2,939
21 Calligraphy  1,415
22 Game of go  1,339
23 Painting and Sculpture  1,237
24 Poetry, haiku, novel  867
25 Ceramics and Crafts  784
26 Japanese music (Including folk songs, traditional music)   735
27 Chorus & Vocal  698
28 Western dance, ballroom dancing  332
29 Japanese dance  313
30 Knitting, handicrafts  283
31 Japanese dressmaking, dressmaking  252
32 Tea ceremony  201
33 Flower arrangement  54
34 Other  4,181

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by Women

  Hobby Participants (1000)
1 Listening music on CD, tape, record  29,025
2 Reading as a hobby  26,021
3 Watching movies on DVD, Video (Excluding recorded TV program)   23,645
4 Watching movies
(Excluding TV,Video,DVD) 
 22,613
5 Sightseeing amusement park , Zoo and Aquarium  20,767
6 Gardening  19,056
7 Karaoke  17,283
8 Cooking as a hobby  16,731
9 Video game, PC game
 
 16,718
10 Photography  16,191
11 Watching arts (Excluding TV,DVD)  11,681
12 Knitting, handicrafts  11,291
13 Going modern music concert  9,556
14 Watching plays (Excluding TV,DVD)  9,509
15 Watching sports (Excluding TV,DVD)  8,809
16 Japanese dressmaking, dressmaking  7,065
17 Playing instruments  6,770
18 Going classical music concert  6,601
19 Calligraphy  3,244
20 Camp  2,660
21 Pachinko  2,482
22 Chorus & Vocal  2,481
23 Painting and Sculpture  2,367
24 Flower arrangement  2,222
25 Ceramics and Crafts  1,722
26 Do-it-yourself  1,667
27 Poetry, haiku, novel  1,665
28 Western dance, ballroom dancing  1,608
29 Japanese dance  1,499
30 Tea ceremony  1,499
31 Japanese music (Including folk songs, traditional music)   1,242
32 Japanese chess  565
33 Game of go  189
34 Other  3,319

 

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Source is Statistics Bureau of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

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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.