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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.

How Cats/Dogs Show Their ID (in Tokyo, 2012)

Animal

Some cat owners put a collar on the cat. According to a survey which was conducted in 2011-2012 by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health, 43% of cats have collars on their necks in Tokyo.

3.5% cats have microchips inside the body.

Table 1: How Cats Show Their ID

ID style %
Collar with contact information 14.5
Just collar 28.4
Microchip 3.5
None 49.8
No answer 6.3

multiple answers allowed

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In terms of dogs, there are several ID styles;

-Registration tag

-Certification tag of rabies injection

-Microchip

-Collar with contact information

Table 2 : Dog's ID system

ID style %
Registration tag 33.9
Certification tag of rabies injection 20.5
Microchip 17.4
Collar with contact information 11.7
No ID on the dog 40.3

multiple answers allowed 

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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.