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 Many Registered Dogs in Japan?

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare conducts surveys of registered dogs every year. In Japan, owners have to register their dogs to the local office in order to prevent rabies. According to the survey in 2012, approximately 6,800,000 dogs are registered. Tokyo has most registered dogs (510,000 dogs).  

Prefecture Number of registered dogs Of which, Got injection for rabies Injection Ratio Captured stray dogs Of which returned
Total 6,785,959 4,914,347 72.40% 44,246 14,618
Hokkaido  278,801 199,579 71.60% 1,889 668
Aomori 68,564 57,884 84.40% 716 302
Iwate  75,537 65,073 86.10% 255 167
Miyagi  133,095 107,048 80.40% 943 473
Akita  46,583 37,347 80.20% 235 71
Yamagata  44,822 42,104 93.90% 291 195
Fukushima  112,903 83,620 74.10% 1,224 534
Ibaraki  186,975 125,065 66.90% 2,494 174
Tochigi  118,288 82,782 70.00% 1,392 276
Gunma  131,387 102,122 77.70% 1,815 636
Saitama  379,635 270,771 71.30% 1,931 880
Chiba  335,836 243,542 72.50% 2,513 569
Tokyo  513,250 378,123 73.70% 176 135
Kanagawa  474,046 368,869 77.80% 1,016 613
Niigata  106,254 93,822 88.30% 529 373
Toyama  49,794 38,898 78.10% 206 140
Ishikawa  51,658 36,899 71.40% 323 165
Fukui  33,885 23,887 70.50% 207 106
Yamanashi  55,735 43,086 77.30% 553 403
Nagano  124,633 116,606 93.60% 1,027 703
Gifu  136,925 110,367 80.60% 1,054 441
Shizuoka  234,771 188,327 80.20% 1,162 629
Aichi  470,879 367,098 78.00% 1,953 1,043
Mie 135,979 93,167 68.50% 573 333
Shiga  84,238 57,764 68.60% 470 203
Kyoto  121,806 81,846 67.20% 386 104
Osaka  382,430 242,269 63.30% 304 140
Hyogo  328,389 220,942 67.30% 514 122
Nara  61,769 45,659 73.90% 265 85
Wakayama  48,440 32,248 66.60% 390 103
Tottori  26,351 18,830 71.50% 209 111
Shimane  38,866 31,713 81.60% 312 104
Okayama  105,081 60,571 57.60% 981 207
Hiroshima  145,335 103,034 70.90% 602 47
Yamaguchi  87,393 66,022 75.50% 1,350 171
Tokushima  42,764 26,735 62.50% 1,012 56
Kagawa  71,871 42,852 59.60% 246 15
Ehime  84,806 50,172 59.20% 943 104
Kochi  47,129 32,325 68.60% 534 134
Fukuoka  268,234 160,651 59.90% 1,396 445
Saga  48,309 33,062 68.40% 518 145
Nagasaki  72,882 54,222 74.40% 798 211
Kumamoto  112,543 77,730 69.10% 2,451 567
Oita 70,369 42,582 60.50% 925 280
Miyazaki  66,975 47,890 71.50% 1,373 472
Kagoshima  101,360 75,204 74.20% 1,737 485
Okinawa 68,384 33,938 49.60% 2,053 278

Number of Registered Dogs

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The following table shows "number of dog per capita" by prefecture.

  Number of dogs Population Dog per 100
Mie 135,979 1,830,584 7.43
Kagawa  71,871 1,002,650 7.17
Gifu  136,925 2,058,652 6.65
Gunma  131,387 1,982,831 6.63
Yamanashi  55,735 850,375 6.55
Aichi  470,879 7,273,013 6.47
Ibaraki  186,975 2,947,879 6.34
Shizuoka  234,771 3,735,526 6.28
Kochi  47,129 752,845 6.26
Kumamoto  112,543 1,816,579 6.20
Yamaguchi  87,393 1,434,337 6.09
Shiga  84,238 1,395,363 6.04
Kagoshima  101,360 1,695,273 5.98
Tochigi  118,288 1,981,584 5.97
Ehime  84,806 1,431,445 5.92
Oita 70,369 1,189,981 5.91
Hyogo  328,389 5,564,824 5.90
Miyazaki  66,975 1,137,558 5.89
Nagano  124,633 2,134,866 5.84
Miyagi  133,095 2,304,889 5.77
Iwate  75,537 1,309,009 5.77
Fukushima  112,903 1,971,142 5.73
Saga  48,309 849,230 5.69
Shimane  38,866 707,878 5.49
Tokushima  42,764 780,107 5.48
Chiba  335,836 6,136,250 5.47
Okayama  105,081 1,925,697 5.46
Kanagawa  474,046 8,924,132 5.31
Fukuoka  268,234 5,053,473 5.31
Saitama  379,635 7,156,223 5.30
Nagasaki  72,882 1,420,145 5.13
Hiroshima  145,335 2,836,043 5.12
Hokkaido  278,801 5,444,307 5.12
Aomori 68,564 1,368,246 5.01
Kyoto  121,806 2,536,238 4.80
Wakayama  48,440 1,010,982 4.79
Okinawa 68,384 1,428,817 4.79
Toyama  49,794 1,081,665 4.60
Niigata  106,254 2,348,323 4.52
Tottori  26,351 584,602 4.51
Ishikawa  51,658 1,152,629 4.48
Nara  61,769 1,394,729 4.43
Osaka  382,430 8,673,898 4.41
Akita  46,583 1,072,625 4.34
Fukui  33,885 798,939 4.24
Tokyo  513,250 12,757,445 4.02
Yamagata  44,822 1,149,851 3.90

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Dog population density is high in "Rural and Pacific side", low in "Big cities and Sea of Japan side. 

Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

www.mhlw.go.jp/bunya/kenkou/kekkaku-kansenshou10/01.html

Related Topics

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.