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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.

Every Year, More Than 20,000 People Got Tuberculosis in Japan

Last year (2012) 21,283 persons were newly diagnosed as tuberculosis in Japan, and 2110 patients died by tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is the 26th cause of death in Japan. It is still a dangerous disease in the modern era. Here is the number of tuberculosis patients and mortality rate.

Statistics of New Patient 

Year New Patients Disease rate (per 100,000)
1999 43,818 34.6
2000 39,384 31
2001 35,489 27.9
2002 32,828 25.8
2003 31,638 24.8
2004 29,736 23.3
2005 28,319 22.2
2006 26,384 20.6
2007 25,311 19.8
2008 24,760 19.4
2009 24,170 19
2010 23,261 18.2
2011 22,681 17.7
2012 21,283 16.7

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Statistics of mortality rate

Year Rank in "cause of deaths list" Number of deaths Death rate (per 100,000)
1999 21 2,935 2.3
2000 24 2,656 2.1
2001 25 2,491 2.0
2002 25 2,317 1.8
2003 25 2,337 1.9
2004 25 2,330 1.8
2005 25 2,296 1.8
2006 26 2,269 1.8
2007 27 2,194 1.7
2008 25 2,220 1.8
2009 24 2,159 1.7
2010 26 2,129 1.7
2011 25 2,166 1.7
2012 26 2,110 1.7

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Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

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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.