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.

How Did Keeper Get Dog? (in Tokyo)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health conducted a survey about dogs and cats of pets.  In Tokyo, according to the survey

- Number of male dogs is almost same as the number of female dogs.

- Pet shop has the highest portion in the dog suppliers. 50% owners got dogs from pet shops.

- 89% owners have registered their dogs. In Japan, owners have to register their dogs to the local authority in order to prevent rabies. 

The survey was conducted in 2011 Oct. - 2012 Mar.

 

Table 1: Pet dogs by gender

Gender Number
Male 145
Female 151
No answer 2
Total 298

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Table 2: How owner got the dog

Source Number
Born at home 11
From pet shop 150
From acquaintance 67
Found dog outdoors 5
From public pet adoption organization 5
From private pet adoption organization 22
Others 37
No answer 1

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Table 3: Ratio of registered dogs

Status Number
Registered 265
Not registered 23
Unknown 4
No answer 6

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Source is Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health. //www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.jp/kankyo/aigo/horeishiryou/siryou.files/23tyousa_gaiyou.pdf

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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.