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 Cat? (in Tokyo, 2012)

According to a survey which was conducted in 2011-2012 by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health, half of cats started their pet life with "were found and picked up" or "came by themselves and settled" in Tokyo.  

Table 1: How the owner got a cat (number of sample = 317)

  %
Born at home 5.0
From acquaintance 22.4
Found and brought 33.8
Cats came by themselves and settled 15.1
From public pet adoption organization 0.3
From private pet adoption organization 5.4
Pet shop 5.7
Others 7.6
No answer 4.7

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In terms of gender, number of female cats is slightly greater than the number of male cats.

Gender %
Male 46.4
Female 50.8
No answer 2.8

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Two third of cats are under 10 years old.

Age %
0 4.4
1-5 34.7
6-10 28.1
11-15 18.9
Over 16 9.8
No answer 4.1

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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.