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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.

Paid Circulation of Daily Newspaper per Household in Japan

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In Japan, four fifth households subscribe newspapers. The following table shows the statistics of "copy per household" and "population per copy".

  Number of Publish  Population per copy Copy per household
Total 46,999,468 2.69 0.86
Tokyo  5,137,672 2.48 0.80
Osaka  3,504,451 2.48 0.88
Hokkaido  1,985,551 2.74 0.74
Aomori  482,322 2.84 0.83
Iwate  394,715 3.32 0.77
Miyagi  673,886 3.42 0.72
Akita  384,594 2.79 0.91
Yamagata  424,865 2.71 1.05
Fukushima  688,583 2.86 0.92
Ibaraki  1,111,962 2.65 0.96
Tochigi  767,917 2.58 0.99
Gunma  857,802 2.31 1.09
Saitama  2,597,405 2.76 0.86
Chiba  2,279,308 2.69 0.86
Kanagawa  3,233,470 2.76 0.80
Niigata  763,681 3.08 0.88
Toyama  433,481 2.50 1.09
Ishikawa  477,281 2.41 1.05
Fukui  301,196 2.65 1.09
Yamanashi  336,317 2.53 0.98
Nagano  860,438 2.48 1.04
Gifu  769,986 2.67 1.01
Shizuoka  1,325,254 2.82 0.90
Aichi  2,674,810 2.72 0.90
Shiga  532,731 2.62 1.00
Triple  697,586 2.62 0.94
Kyoto  1,061,557 2.39 0.93
Nara  630,709 2.21 1.11
Wakayama  425,896 2.37 0.98
Hyogo  2,230,140 2.50 0.93
Tottori  243,079 2.40 1.06
Okayama  683,702 2.82 0.85
Hiroshima  1,017,103 2.79 0.82
Shimane  285,928 2.48 1.02
Yamaguchi  641,525 2.24 0.99
Tokushima  301,723 2.59 0.93
Kagawa  380,230 2.64 0.91
Ehime  493,688 2.90 0.77
Kochi  237,499 3.17 0.68
Fukuoka  1,834,823 2.75 0.82
Saga  273,086 3.11 0.86
Nagasaki  444,122 3.20 0.72
Kumamoto  484,637 3.75 0.65
Much  399,707 2.98 0.77
Miyazaki  370,850 3.07 0.73
Kagoshima  447,902 3.78 0.56
Okinawa 363,080 3.94 0.62

Figure 1: Copy per household

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Figure 2: Population per copy

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It seems newspaper is popular in the central Japan. Unfortunately newspaper is not popular in Kyushu (western region) and Miyagi.

Source is Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK), The Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association.

www.pressnet.or.jp/data/circulation/circulation01.php 

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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.