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.

Motor Vehicle Deaths in Japan, 2013

According to the police data, 4373 persons were killed by car accidents in 2013. The number of victims decreased by 38, comparing with 2012. 

There are two statistics of "motor vehicle deaths". One is conducted by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The other is conducted by the police.  The Ministry's figure is always greater than the police data. Because the police counts only the deaths within 30 days after the accident. So more than 4373 persons died by car accidents last year actually. 

The following figure and table show the number of motor vehicle deaths by prefecture in 2013 (police data).

Figure: Motor Vehicle Deaths Per Million By Prefecture In 2013

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Table: Motor Vehicle Deaths By Prefecture In 2013

Prefecture Deaths Ratio per million
Fukui  57 72
Tokushima  49 64
Gifu  125 61
Kochi  42 56
Kagawa  55 56
Ibaraki  163 56
Iwate  72 56
Okayama  107 55
Saga  46 55
Kagoshima  91 54
Miyazaki  59 53
Ishikawa  61 53
Shiga  74 52
Mie 94 51
Oita 60 51
Tochigi  101 51
Ehime  70 50
Shizuoka  184 49
Toyama  53 49
Wakayama  47 48
Nagano  100 47
Niigata  107 46
Yamaguchi  65 46
Akita  48 46
Kumamoto  82 46
Yamanashi  38 45
Tottori  25 43
Hiroshima  116 41
Fukushima  79 41
Shimane  28 40
Miyagi  88 38
Gunma  73 37
Okinawa 52 37
Aomori  48 36
Yamagata  39 34
Hokkaido  184 34
Hyogo  187 34
Nagasaki  47 34
Nara  42 30
Chiba  186 30
Aichi  219 29
Fukuoka  145 28
Kyoto  70 27
Saitama  180 25
Osaka  179 20
Kanagawa  168 19
Tokyo  168 13
Total 4,373 34

Big cities are safer than the countryside.

I think: Car is the primary transportation method in the countryside, and people always use their cars. (I, living in Tokyo, always use trains) So the chance of being involved an accident is getting higher in the countryside

 

Data source is Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Statistics Bureau.平成25年中の交通事故死者数について

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/List.do?lid=000001116610#TOP

 

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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.